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An authoritative view of Maxwell's Equations that takes theory to practice

Maxwell's Equations is a practical guide to one of the most remarkable sets of equations ever devised. Professor Paul Huray presents techniques that show the reader how to obtain analytic solutions for Maxwell's equations for ideal materials and boundary conditions. These solutions are then used as a benchmark for solving real-world problems. Coverage includes:

  • An historical overview of electromagnetic concepts before Maxwell and how we define fundamental units and universal constants today
  • A review of vector analysis and vector operations of scalar, vector, and tensor products
  • Electrostatic fields and the interaction of those fields with dielectric materials and good conductors
  • A method for solving electrostatic problems through the use of Poisson's and Laplace's equations and Green's function
  • Electrical resistance and power dissipation; superconductivity from an experimental perspective; and the equation of continuity
  • An introduction to magnetism from the experimental inverse square of the Biot-Savart law so that Maxwell's magnetic flux equations can be deduced

Maxwell's Equations serves as an ideal textbook for undergraduate students in junior/senior electromagnetics courses and graduate students, as well as a resource for electrical engineers.

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“This is a very useful and pedagogically well-written book which covers subjects of nonrela-tivistic electro-magnetism from its initial historical beginnings to modern theoretical concepts and various technological applications.” (Zentralblatt MATH, 1 December 2012)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470542767
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/23/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul G. Huray is Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of South Carolina where he has taught courses in engineering physics, electromagnetics, signal integrity, the mathematical methods of physics, advanced thermodynamics, and computer communications. Professor Huray introduced the first electromagnetics course to focus on signal integrity, and that program has produced more than eighty practicing signal integrity engineers now employed in academia, industry, and government. He earned his PhD in physics at the University of Tennessee in 1968, conducted research in the Solid State, Chemistry and Physics Divisions at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and has worked part-time for the Intel Corporation in developing the physical basis for barriers to circuits with bit rates up to 100 GHz. He has also worked at the Centre d'Études Nucléaires de Grenoble, at Technische Universität Wien, and at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

1 Foundations of Maxwell's Equations 1

1.1 Historical Overview 1

1.2 Role of Electromagnetic Field Theory 2

1.3 Electromagnetic Field Quantities 3

1.4 Units and Universal Constants 6

1.5 Precision of Measured Quantities 12

1.6 Introduction to Complex Variables 12

1.7 Phasor Notation 15

1.8 Quaternions 19

1.9 Original Form of Maxwell's Equations 20

Endnotes 22

2 Vector Analysis 23

Introduction 23

2.1 Addition and Subtraction 23

2.2 Multiplication 26

2.3 Triple Products 29

2.4 Coordinate Systems 30

2.5 Coordinate Transformations 35

2.6 Vector Differentiation 39

2.7 Divergence Theorem 46

2.8 Stokes's Theorem 50

2.9 Laplacian of a Vector Field 51

Endnotes 55

3 Static Electric Fields 56

Introduction 56

3.1 Properties of Electrostatic Fields 56

3.2 Gauss's Law 58

3.3 Conservation Law 71

3.4 Electric Potential 72

3.5 Electric Field for a System of Charges 76

3.6 Electric Potential for a System of Charges 77

3.7 Electric Field for a Continuous Distribution 79

3.8 Conductor in a Static Electric Field 80

3.9 Capacitance 84

3.10 Dielectrics 87

3.11 Electric Flux Density 90

3.12 Dielectric Boundary Conditions 91

3.13 Electrostatic Energy 93

3.14 Electrostatic Field in a Dielectric 98

Endnotes 103

4 Solution of Electrostatic Problems 104

Introduction 104

4.1 Poisson's and Laplace's Equations 104

4.2 Solutions to Poisson's and Laplace's Equations 106

4.3 Green's Functions 110

4.4 Uniqueness of the Electrostatic Solution 114

4.5 Method of Images 116

5 Steady Electric Currents 129

Introduction 129

5.1 Current Density and Ohm's Law 129

5.2 Relation to CircuitParameters 134

5.3 Superconductivity 136

5.4 Free Electron Gas Theory 139

5.5 Band Theory 145

5.6 Equation of Continuity 150

5.7 Microscopic View of Ohm's Law 151

5.8 Power Dissipation and Joule's Law 155

5.9 Boundary Condition for Current Density 155

5.10 Resistance/Capacitance Calculations 157

Endnote 158

6 Static Magnetic Fields 159

Introduction 159

6.1 Magnetic Force 160

6.2 Magnetostatics in Free Space 161

6.3 Magnetic Vector Potential 165

6.4 The Biot-Savart Law 167

6.5 Historical Conclusions 170

6.6 Atomic Magnetism 171

6.7 Magnetization 182

6.8 Equivalent Surface Current Density 184

6.9 Equivalent Magnetic Monopole Charge Density 184

6.10 Magnetic Field Intensity and Permeability 187

6.11 Ferromagnetism 188

6.12 Boundary Conditions for Magnetic Fields 193

6.13 Inductance and Inductors 194

6.14 Torque and Energy 198

Endnotes 202

7 Time-Varying Fields 203

Introduction 203

7.1 Faraday's Law of Induction 204

7.2 E&M Equations before Maxwell 205

7.3 Maxwell's Displacement Current 206

7.4 Integral Form of Maxwell's Equations 208

7.5 Magnetic Vector Potential 209

7.6 Solution of the Time-Dependent Inhomogeneous Potential Wave Equations 213

7.7 Electric and Magnetic Field Equations for Source-Free Problems 214

7.8 Solutions for the Homogeneous Wave Equation 215

7.9 Particular Solution for the Inhomogeneous Wave Equation 221

7.10 Time-Harmonic Fields 721

7.11 Electromagnetic Spectrum 228

7.12 Electromagnetic Boundary Conditions 228

7.13 Particular Solution for the Wave Equation with Inhomogeneous Boundary Conditions 236

7.14 Memristors 238

7.15 Electric Vector Potential 241

Endnotes 246

Appendix A Measurement Errors 247

Appendix B Graphics and Conformal Mapping 260

Appendix C Vectors, Matrices, Orthogonal Functions 274

Bibliography 285

Index 287

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