Book:Electromagnetic Field Theory

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Title:Electromagnetic Field Theory
Author:Bo Thide
Subjects:Engineering, Physics
Key words:electromagnetic
Education Level:High Schools, Higher Education
License:All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright
Description:Here’s another very well done physics book, in English but written by a Swedish physicist. Available in a variety of formats and zipped versions, with an email list for updates, free for anyone to use if they meet certain conditions. The PDF version mirrored here is hyperlinked throughout, so if the author mentions equation 2.5, you can jump right to it. Very nice and highly recommended.

From the site:

Intended for the advanced undergraduate or graduate student, Electromagnetic Field Theory is a textbook on the theory of electrodynamics, at roughly the same level as the well-known textbooks by Jackson and Panofsky&Phillips. The book is written mainly from a classical field theoretical point of view, emphasising fundamental and subtle properties of the EM field and includes a comprehensive appendix on the mathematical methods used. It treats relativistic covariance and the Lagrangian/Hamiltionan formulation of electromagnetic field theory, with an eye on modern ideas of duality and unification of theories, and includes a rigorous, comprehensive and detailed treatment of EM radiation phenomena. The book does not treat the elementary and technological aspects of electromagnetism to any significant degree since these matters are already covered in intermediate-level textbooks such as Roald K. Wangsness, Electromagnetic Fields, John Wiley and Sons, ISBN 0471859125 (1987).

A companion book with exercises (electrodynamics problems with solutions) is available for free download too.

Likewise, a large set of solved final exam problems (all in English) for a course based on Electromagnetic Field Theory are available for free download.

This book is free to distribute for non-commercial purposes.


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