About the book
CLASSICAL ELECTRODYNAMICS covers the development of Maxwell’s theory of electromagnetism in a systematic manner and comprises the time-independent electric and magnetic fields, boundary value problems and Maxwell’s equations. The generation and propagation of electromagnetic waves in unbounded and bounded media, special theory of relativity, charged particle dynamics, magneto-hydrodynamics and the formal structure of covariance as applied to Maxwell’s theory are also included. In addition, the emission of radiation from accelerated charges and the resulting radiation reaction including Bremsstrahlung, Cérénkov radiation; scattering, absorption, causality and dispersion relations are covered adequately. The energy loss from charged particles, multipole radiation and Hamiltonian formulation of Maxwell’s equations, constitute the finalé of the book.
Preface / Electrostatics in Vacuum / Electrostatics of Dielectrics / The Magnetostatic Field / Boundary Value Problems / Maxwell’s Equations / Plane Electromagnetic Waves in Unbounded Media / Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves in Bounded Media / Radiation from Localized Time Varying Sources / Special Theory of Relativity / Charged Particle Dynamics, Magnetohydrodynamics and Pinch Effect / Covariant Formulation of Vacuum Electrodynamics / Radiation from Accelerated Charges / Radiation Reaction, Line Breadth and Self-fields of a Particle / Scattering, Absorption and Dispersion / Interaction of Charged Particles with Matter / Multipole Radiation / Hamiltonian Formulation of Field Equations / Epilogue / Appendixes / Bibliography / Index.
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