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Introduction to Electrodynamics

4th Edition

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  • Date Published: July 2017
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108420419
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  • This well-known undergraduate electrodynamics textbook is now available in a more affordable printing from Cambridge University Press. The Fourth Edition provides a rigorous, yet clear and accessible treatment of the fundamentals of electromagnetic theory and offers a sound platform for explorations of related applications (AC circuits, antennas, transmission lines, plasmas, optics and more). Written keeping in mind the conceptual hurdles typically faced by undergraduate students, this textbook illustrates the theoretical steps with well-chosen examples and careful illustrations. It balances text and equations, allowing the physics to shine through without compromising the rigour of the math, and includes numerous problems, varying from straightforward to elaborate, so that students can be assigned some problems to build their confidence and others to stretch their minds. A Solutions Manual is available to instructors teaching from the book; access can be requested from the resources section at

    • A time-tested textbook, which has dominated the undergraduate market for the last thirty-five years, reflecting the author's broad experience and love for the subject
    • Breaks complex material down into comprehensible pieces that are accompanied by examples and historical context
    • Presents the concepts in a straightforward but lively manner, making this book useful to a variety of teaching styles and philosophies
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    'Griffiths’s book has come to dominate the American market in junior/senior E&M/electrodynamics textbooks to an extent that I have never seen any other textbook dominate any other undergraduate market - Griffiths’s love of electrodynamics shines from every page … Not merely clear and effective - it is joyful.' Dan Styer, Oberlin College, Ohio

    '… an ideal textbook for an intermediate Electrodynamics course for undergraduate students of Physics.' David Miller, University of Chicago

    '… an excellent book, very well organized and readable. The students loved it … It is a time-tested and highly optimized book.' Steve Hagen, University of Florida

    'Griffiths’s classic undergraduate textbook on Electromagnetism has dominated the teaching of the subject at the advanced undergraduate level.' Shyam Erramilli, Boston University

    '… an excellent book about this classical topic … written with Griffiths’s customary clarity and in his very engaging style, so that, students tell me, it is a real pleasure to study from …' Eric Laenen, University of Amsterdam

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    01st May 2020 by CarlosCarrascoMunoz

    This is the best electrodynamics textbook I have ever read, by far. It has an excellent redaction and perfectly clear concepts exposition. Very very useful book for all kind of students.

    28th Dec 2020 by NickJerry

    This book's explanation is clear and it is very useful to study electrodynamics.

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    • Edition: 4th Edition
    • Date Published: July 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108420419
    • length: 620 pages
    • dimensions: 241 x 195 x 31 mm
    • weight: 1.44kg
    • contains: 453 b/w illus. 11 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Vector analysis
    2. Electrostatics
    3. Potentials
    4. Electric fields in matter
    5. Magnetostatics
    6. Magnetic fields in matter
    7. Electrodynamics
    8. Conservation laws
    9. Electromagnetic waves
    10. Potentials and fields
    11. Radiation
    12. Electrodynamics and relativity
    Appendix A. Vector calculus in curvilinear coordinates
    Appendix B. The Helmholtz theorem
    Appendix C. Units

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    David J. Griffiths, Reed College, Oregon
    David J. Griffiths is Emeritus Professor of Physics from Reed College, Oregon, where he taught physics for over thirty years. He received his B.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he studied elementary particle theory.

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