Written with the advanced undergraduate or graduate student in mind, 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 symmetries, duality and unification of theories, and includes a rigorous, comprehensive and detailed treatment of EM radiation phenomena and some elements of semiclassical quantum electrodynamics.
Table of Contents
- Foundations of Classical Electrodynamics
- Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
- Electromagnetic Potentials and Gauges
- Fundamental Properties of the Electromagnetic Field
- Fields from Arbitrary Charge and Current Distributions
- Radiation and Radiating Systems
- Relativistic Electrodynamics
- Electromagnetic Fields and Particles
- Electromagnetic Fields and Matter
File size: 2.05 MB
Number of pages: 262