Maxwell's Equations and Their Consequences - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080171203, 9781483156408

Maxwell's Equations and Their Consequences

1st Edition

Elementary Electromagnetic Theory

Authors: B. H. Chirgwin C. Plumpton C. W. Kilmister
eBook ISBN: 9781483156408
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1973
Page Count: 170
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Elementary Electromagnetic Theory Volume 3: Maxwell’s Equations and their Consequences is the third of three volumes that intend to cover electromagnetism and its potential theory.
The third volume considers the implications of Maxwell's equations, such as electromagnetic radiation in simple cases, and its relation between Maxwell's equation and the Lorenz transformation. Included in this volume are chapters 11-14, which contain an in-depth discussion of the following topics: • Electromagnetic Waves • The Lorentz Invariance of Maxwell's Equation • Radiation • Motion of Charged Particles Intended to serve as an introduction to electromagnetism and potential theory, the book is for second, third, and fourth year undergraduates of physics and engineering, as they are included in their course of study. Do note that the authors assume that the readers are conversant with the basic ideas of vector analysis, including vector integral theorems.

Table of Contents

Preface to Volume 3

  1. Electromagnetic Waves 11.1 Plane Electromagnetic Waves 11.2 Reflection and Transmission: Normal Incidence 11.3 Reflection and Refraction: Oblique Incidence 11.4 Energy Relations for Oblique Incidence 11.5 Total Internal Reflection 11.6 Propagation of Waves in a Conducting Medium 11.7 Waveguides 11.8 The Transmission Line
  2. The Lorentz Invariance of Maxwell's Equations 12.1 Groups of Transformations 12.2 Four-Vectors and Six-Vectors 12.3 The Lorentz Group 12.4 Maxwell's Equations 12.5 The Electromagnetic Potentials
  3. Radiation 13.1 General Properties of Radiation 13.2 The Hertz Vector 13.3 Solutions with Axial Symmetry 13.4 Discussion of the Field Strength 13.5 Interpretation of the Results 13.6 Other Kinds of Radiative Solutions 13.7 The Fields of Moving Charges 13.8 The Liénard-Wiechert Potentials 13.9 Calculation of the Field Strengths
  4. The Motion of Charged Particles 14.1 Introduction 14.2 Non-Relativistic Motion of an Electric Charge in an Electromagnetic Field 14.3 Charged Particles and Currents 14.4 Relativistic Motion of Charges Answers to the Exercises Index


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B. H. Chirgwin

C. Plumpton

C. W. Kilmister

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