The Electromagnetic Field Theory Textbook

The Electromagnetic Field Theory Textbook

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

Book Details

Author(s): Bo Thidé
Format(s): PDF
File size: 2.05 MB
Number of pages: 262
Link: Download.

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