Principles of Magnetostatics

Principles of Magnetostatics

by Richard C. Fernow


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Principles of Magnetostatics by Richard C. Fernow

The subject of magnetostatics - the mathematical theory that describes the forces and fields resulting from the steady flow of electrical currents - has a long history. By capturing the basic concepts, and building towards the computation of magnetic fields, this book is a self-contained discussion of the major subjects in magnetostatics. Overviews of Maxwell's equations, the Poisson equation, and boundary value problems pave the way for dealing with fields from transverse, axial and periodic magnetic arrangements and assemblies of permanent magnets. Examples from accelerator and beam physics give up-to-date context to the theory. Furthermore, both complex contour integration and numerical techniques (including finite difference, finite element, and integral equation methods) for calculating magnetic fields are discussed in detail with plentiful examples. Both theoretical and practical information on carefully selected topics make this a one-stop reference for magnet designers, as well as for physics and electrical engineering undergraduate students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107161122
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/14/2016
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Richard C. Fernow received his PhD from Syracuse University for work on particle physics, and worked at Brookhaven National Laboratory. He contributed to the optimization of the coil design for collider magnets and made calculations of magnetic fields in solenoid channels. He is a member of the American Physical Society.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Basic concepts; 2. Magnetic materials; 3. Potential theory; 4. Conductor-dominant transverse fields; 5. Complex analysis of transverse fields; 6. Iron-dominant transverse fields; 7. Axial field configurations; 8. Periodic magnetic channels; 9. Permanent magnets; 10. Time-varying fields; 11. Numerical methods; Appendices: A. Symbols and SI units; B. Vector analysis; C. Bessel functions; D. Legendre functions; E. Complex variable analysis; F. Complete elliptic integrals; Index.

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