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Posted May 16, 2010
A GREAT book
This book is an excellent review of Maxwell's equations. It lays out each one in a different section, subdivided into sections for the differential and integral forms, included a section on how to get from the integral to the differential. At the end, it explains how to derive the wave equation. Each equation is given in an expanded view, and EVERY part is fully explained. So it serves not only to teach about Maxwell's equations, but also gives a great review of the different operators (del, grad, curl, etc). I used the book to help with Maxwell's equations in my Waves class (physics major), and also to review the operators and Stokes' Thm and the Divergence Thm for my Math class.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
There are numerous diagrams and worked examples. The book is quite small, but wonderfully efficient in how everything is laid out. It's more understandable, and explained more succinctly, than many textbooks I've used.
Posted December 12, 2007
Most E&M textbooks just present these equations briefly and expect you to intuitively understand and use them. This one is devoted entirely to those two goals. Each term in the equations is described in both the integral and differential forms, to give you an understanding of what the whole equation MEANS. There are many diagrams and illustrations. Then practice problems are presented, with step-by-step solutions available, to help you learn how to USE each form of the equations. The author even provides an audio podcast with highlights and an overview of every chapter! Really, I've never seen such a practical guide. Would be a great crash course for those new to Maxwell's eqs, or a refresher for those who learned them the old school 'opaque' way, or a clear review for a comprehensive exam, or *definitely* a perfect guide and/or companion text for current E&M students, no matter which textbook you're using.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 17, 2010
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