Classical Electromagnetic Radiation, Third Edition

by ;
  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-12-19
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $26.61 Save up to $15.97
  • Rent Book $10.64
    Add to Cart Free Shipping


Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.


Newly corrected, this highly acclaimed text is suitable for advanced physics courses. The author presents a very accessible macroscopic view of classical electromagnetics that emphasizes integrating electromagnetic theory with physical optics. The survey follows the historical development of physics, culminating in the use of four-vector relativity to fully integrate electricity with magnetism.

Author Biography

Professor Emeritus Mark A. Heald was on the faculty of Swarthmore College's Department of Physics and Astronomy for 33 years.
Jerry Marion (1929–52) published the original edition of this volume in 1965 under the imprint of Academic Press.

Table of Contents

1.Fundamentals of Static Electromagnetism
2. Multipole Fields
3. The Equations of Laplace and Poisson
4. Dynamic Electromagnetism
5. Electromagnetic Waves
6. Reflection and Refraction
7. Waveguides
8. Retarded Potentials and Fields and Radiation by Charged Particles
9. Antennas
10. Classical Electron Theory
11. Interference and Coherence
12. Scalar Diffraction Theory and the Fraunhofer Limit
13. Fresnel Diffraction and the Transition to Geometrical Optics
14. Relativistic Electrodynamics
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E

Rewards Program

Write a Review