Multipole Theory in Electromagnetism: Classical, Quantum, and Symmetry Aspects, with Applications

Multipole Theory in Electromagnetism: Classical, Quantum, and Symmetry Aspects, with Applications

by R. E. Raab, Owen L. de Lange
     
 

This book provides an introduction to the classical, quantum and symmetry aspects of multipole theory, demonstrating the successes of the theory and also its unphysical aspects. It presents a transformation theory, which removes these unphysical properties. The book will be of interest to physics students wishing to advance their knowledge of multipole theory, and

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This book provides an introduction to the classical, quantum and symmetry aspects of multipole theory, demonstrating the successes of the theory and also its unphysical aspects. It presents a transformation theory, which removes these unphysical properties. The book will be of interest to physics students wishing to advance their knowledge of multipole theory, and also a useful reference work for molecular and optical physicists, theoretical chemists working on multipole effects, solid state physicists studying the effects of electromagnetic fields on condensed matter, engineers and applied mathematicians with interests in anisotrpoic materials. An interesting recent development has been the increasing use of computer calculations in applications of multipole theory. The book should assist computational physicists and chemists wishing to work in this area to acquire the necessary background in multipole theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198567271
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/06/2005
Series:
International Series of Monographs on Physics Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Classical multipole theory
2. Quantum theory of multipole moments and polarizabilities
3. Space and time properties
4. Linear constitutive relations from multipole theory
5. Transmission and scattering effects: direct multipole results
6. Reflection effects: direct multipole results
7. Transformations of the response fields and the constitutive sensor
8. Applications of the gauge and Faraday transformations
9. Transmission and reflection effects: transformed multipole results

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