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Electricity and Magnetism / Edition 2
     

Electricity and Magnetism / Edition 2

by Edward Purcell
 

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ISBN-10: 1107013607

ISBN-13: 9781107013605

Pub. Date: 09/22/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

For 40 years, Edward M. Purcell's classic textbook has introduced students to the wonders of electricity and magnetism. With profound physical insight, Purcell covers all the standard introductory topics, such as electrostatics, magnetism, circuits, electromagnetic waves, and electric and magnetic fields in matter. Taking a non-traditional approach, the textbook

Overview

For 40 years, Edward M. Purcell's classic textbook has introduced students to the wonders of electricity and magnetism. With profound physical insight, Purcell covers all the standard introductory topics, such as electrostatics, magnetism, circuits, electromagnetic waves, and electric and magnetic fields in matter. Taking a non-traditional approach, the textbook focuses on fundamental questions from different frames of reference. Mathematical concepts are introduced in parallel with the physics topics at hand, making the motivations clear. Macroscopic phenomena are derived rigorously from microscopic phenomena. With hundreds of illustrations and over 300 end-of-chapter problems, this textbook is widely considered the best undergraduate textbook on electricity and magnetism ever written. An accompanying solutions manual for instructors can be found at www.cambridge.org/9781107013605.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107013605
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/22/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Electrostatics: charges and fields; 2. The electric potential; 3. Electric field around conductors; 4. Electric currents; 5. The fields of moving charges; 6. The magnetic field; 7. Electromagnetic induction; 8. Alternating-current circuits; 9. Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves; 10. Electric fields in matter; 11. Magnetic fields in matter; Appendixes; Index.

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