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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.Read more
- 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
Reviews & endorsements
'Professor Fleisch is a great scientific communicator.' electronicdesign.comSee more reviews
'… good examples and problems are given so the student can practice the skills being taught.' IEEE Microwave Magazine
'… its virtue … is to address, through judicious selection of material and masterful repetition of important facts, the needs of a student who finds lectures and textbooks hard to understand, too complex, and besides the point of doing the assigned problems. … Students who are struggling with the material will love the Guide. The Guide is a well-written, concise, honest tool that delivers just what it promises.' American Journal of Physics
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.See all reviews
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.
30th Jul 2015 by DuncanCrane8
I loved this book! I wish I had it years ago. I know that I have never had a professor who really understood this subject like the author. Thank you. Inspiring!
31st Jul 2016 by Grafgeorg
A very helpful book for students and interested laypersons. Perfect from the viewpoint of clearness and didactic method.
28th Aug 2016 by Jmcph
Love this book. Wish I had it when I was in engineering school.
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- 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
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
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