Visualising Magnetic Fields - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120847310, 9780080574257

Visualising Magnetic Fields

1st Edition

Numerical Equation Solvers in Action

Authors: John Beeteson
eBook ISBN: 9780080574257
Hardcover ISBN: 9780120847310
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 30th November 2000
Page Count: 224
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Visualizing Magnetic Fields: Numerical Equation Solvers in Action provides a complete description of the theory behind a new technique, a detailed discussion of the ways of solving the equations (including a software visualization of the solution algorithms), the application software itself, and the full source code. Most importantly, there is a succinct, easy-to-follow description of each procedure in the code.

The physicist Michael Faraday said that the study of magnetic lines of force was greatly influential in leading him to formulate many of those concepts that are now so fundamental to our modern world, proving to him their "great utility as well as fertility." Michael Faraday could only visualize these lines in his mind's eye and, even with modern computers to help us, it has been very expensive and time consuming to plot lines of force in magnetic fields.

Key Features

  • Overview of the physics of magnetic fields
  • Complete description of the theory behind the new technique
  • Overview of the theory of Gaussian elimination and Conjugate Gradient equation solvers (including a software application to visualise the algorithms in action)
  • Application software itself, the full-source code and a plain English description of each procedure in the code


Primary Market: Undergraduate and graduate students in electrical and electronic engineering and physics. Practicing engineers and industrial and academic scientists. Secondary Market: Programmers interested in working with event driven code.

Table of Contents

Introuduction Physics of the Magnetic Field The Basic Technique Numerical Algorithm Theory Visualizing the Algorithms The Boundary Region, Smoothing and External Fields The Magnetic Flux Density Function Model Creation Program Installation and Use Sample Results References Appendix: Source Code Index to Source Code Procedures Index


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About the Author

John Beeteson

John S. Beeteson retired as a senior research scientist at IBM Greenock in 1998 after 20 years with IBM. He holds 40 US patents and many others worldwide, and was the inventor and co-inventor of two new magnetically based display technologies. Prior to joining the digital computer industry, Mr. Beeteson worked on radar systems and analogue computing.

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