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Foundations of Classical and Quantum Electrodynamics / Edition 1

Foundations of Classical and Quantum Electrodynamics / Edition 1

by Igor N. Toptygin
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ISBN-13: 9783527411535
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/31/2013
Pages: 734
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Igor N.Toptygin is Professor at the Theoretical Physics Department in Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnic University, Russia. He received his academic degrees in the field of physics and mathematics in 1964 (PhD) and 1974 (habilitation). He is an expert in theoretical physics and theoretical astrophysics. He is a member of the Scientific Council on Complex Problem of "Cosmic Rays" of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and a corresponding member of the International Academy of Sciences for High Education. He has been engaged for many years in theoretical studies of quantum paramagnetic amplifiers, acceleration of cosmic rays, radiation of relativistic particles in plasmas, etc.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Mathematical Methods of Electrodynamics

Chapter 2. Basic Concepts of Electrodynamics: The Maxwell Equations

Chapter 3. The Special Theory of Relativity and Relativistic Kinematics

Chapter 4. Fundamentals of Relativistic Mechanics and Field Theory

Chapter 5. Emission and Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves

Chapter 6. Quantum Theory of Radiation Processes. Photon Emission and Scattering

Chapter 7. Fundamentals of Quantum Theory of the Electron-Positron Field

Appendix A Conversion of Electric and Magnetic Quantities between the
International System of Units and the Gaussian System
Appendix B Variation Principle for Continuous Systems
Appendix C General Outline of Quantum Theory

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