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Collective Electrodynamics: Quantum Foundations of Electromagnetism

Collective Electrodynamics: Quantum Foundations of Electromagnetism

by Carver A. Mead


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ISBN-13: 9780262632607
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 07/26/2002
Series: The MIT Press
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 159
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Carver A. Mead is the Gordon and Betty Moore Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, Emeritus, at the California Institute of Technology. He won the 1999 Lemelson-MIT Prize for Invention and Innovation.

Table of Contents

Personal Preface

Introduction Foundations of Physics
1 Magnetic Interaction of Steady Currents
1.1 Model System
1.2 Matter
1.3 Electrodynamics
1.4 Coupling
1.5 Integral and Differential Forms
1.6 Electrodynamic Momentum
1.7 Forces on Currents
1.8 Multiturn Coils
1.9 Total Momentum
1.10 Current Distribution
1.11 Current in a Wire
1.12 Summary

2 Propagating Waves
2.1 A Brief History
2.2 Four-Vectors
2.3 The Riemann-Sommerfeld Equation
2.4 Model System
2.5 General Boundary Condition
2.6 Coaxial Boundary Condition
2.7 Current-Voltage Relation
2.8 Electron Interaction
2.9 Propagation of Step Function
2.10 Waveguides
2.11 Summary
3 Electromagnetic Energy
3.1 Energy in Electromagnetic Systems
3.2 Elementary Examples
3.3 Energy of Propagating Solution
3.4 Characteristic Impedance
3.5 Finite Coaxial Line
3.6 Reflection and Transmission
3.7 Infinite-Response Solutions
3.8 Local Conservation of Energy
3.9 Lorentz Transformation Revisited
3.10 The Lorentz Transformation
3.11 Resistance in Coherent Systems
3.12 Summary

4 Radiation in Free Space
4.1 Integral and Differential Four-Vector Forms
4.2 Retarded and Advanced Potentials
4.3 Thermodynamics
4.4 Radiation Damping
4.5 Coupled Loops
4.6 Resonator
4.7 Two Coupled Resonators
4.8 Energy Coupling
4.9 Interaction with Arbitrary Phase
4.10 Generalized Energy Transfer
4.11 Random Universe
4.12 Cosmological Properties of Radiation Damping
4.13 Electric Dipole
4.14 Coupled Electric Dipoles
4.15 General Electromagnetic Coupling
4.16 Radiation Pattern

5 Electromagnetic Interaction of Atoms
5.1 The Two-State System
5.2 Transitions
5.3 Transitions in Macroscopic Quantum Resonator
5.4 Radiation Transfer Between Atoms

Appendix The Fermi Sphere
A.1 Monolithic Solid
A.2 The k-Lattice
A.3 Fermi Sphere
A.4 Ring Geometry
A.5 Collective States
A.6 Classes of Solids


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