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A Student's Guide to Maxwell's Equations

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  • Date Published: January 2008
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521701471
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  • Gauss's law for electric fields, Gauss's law for magnetic fields, Faraday's law, and the Ampere-Maxwell law are four of the most influential equations in science. In this guide for students, each equation is the subject of an entire chapter, with detailed, plain-language explanations of the physical meaning of each symbol in the equation, for both the integral and differential forms. The final chapter shows how Maxwell’s equations may be combined to produce the wave equation, the basis for the electromagnetic theory of light. This book is a wonderful resource for undergraduate and graduate courses in electromagnetism and electromagnetics. A website hosted by the author at www.cambridge.org/9780521701471 contains interactive solutions to every problem in the text as well as audio podcasts to walk students through each chapter.

    • Features an interactive website with complete solutions to every problem within the text, as well as audio podcasts explaining key concepts
    • Plain-language explanations of the symbols used in the equations
    • Modular approach allows reader to find relevant material easily
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    Customer reviews

    07th Jul 2013 by Panos

    The book is excellent for those interested in learning Maxwells equations. The step-by-step instructions are lucid. I would like to have seen some more emphasis on non-cartesian systems. The major drawback however, is the absence of answers to the problems at the end of each chapter, as the website that gives the solutions is not functional most of the time.

    04th Oct 2013 by Zzyzx

    An excellent book for graduate or undergraduate students. Or educators. The material is presented in easy to digest format. Problems presented help in understanding the material. Answers are not given. A trip to the web is required for them.

    03rd May 2014 by Hohaiquan1993

    I found the site very well help a good school for English and can communicate with foreigners

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521701471
    • length: 142 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 8 mm
    • weight: 0.242kg
    • contains: 63 b/w illus. 39 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Gauss's law for electric fields
    2. Gauss's law for magnetic fields
    3. Faraday's law
    4. The Ampere–Maxwell law
    5. From Maxwell's equations to the wave equation
    Appendix
    Further reading
    Index.

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  • Author

    Daniel Fleisch, Wittenberg University, Ohio
    Daniel Fleisch is Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at Wittenberg University, Ohio. His research interests include radar cross-section measurement, radar system analysis, and ground-penetrating radar. He is a member of the American Physical Society (APS), the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), and the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE).

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