Foundations of Classical Electrodynamics

Charge, Flux, and Metric

Author: Friedrich W Hehl,Yuri N. Obukhov

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461200512

Category: Science

Page: 113

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In this book we display the fundamental structure underlying classical electro dynamics, i. e. , the phenomenological theory of electric and magnetic effects. The book can be used as a textbook for an advanced course in theoretical electrodynamics for physics and mathematics students and, perhaps, for some highly motivated electrical engineering students. We expect from our readers that they know elementary electrodynamics in the conventional (1 + 3)-dimensional form including Maxwell's equations. More over, they should be familiar with linear algebra and elementary analysis, in cluding vector analysis. Some knowledge of differential geometry would help. Our approach rests on the metric-free integral formulation of the conservation laws of electrodynamics in the tradition of F. Kottler (1922), E. Cartan (1923), and D. van Dantzig (1934), and we stress, in particular, the axiomatic point of view. In this manner we are led to an understanding of why the Maxwell equa tions have their specific form. We hope that our book can be seen in the classical tradition of the book by E. J. Post (1962) on the Formal Structure of Electro magnetics and of the chapter "Charge and Magnetic Flux" of the encyclopedia article on classical field theories by C. Truesdell and R. A. Toupin (1960), in cluding R. A. Toupin's Bressanone lectures (1965); for the exact references see the end of the introduction on page 11. .
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Foundations of Applied Electrodynamics

Author: Wen Geyi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119957486

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 522

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Foundations of Applied Electrodynamics takes a fresh look at the essential concepts and methods of electrodynamics as a whole, uniting the most relevant contemporary topics under a common mathematical framework. It contains clear explanations of high-level concepts as well as the mutual relationships between the essential ideas of electromagnetic theory. Starting with the fundamentals of electrodynamics, it methodically covers a wide spectrum of research and applications that stem from electromagnetic phenomena, before concluding with more advanced topics such as quantum mechanics. Includes new advances and methodologies in applied electrodynamics, and provides the whole picture of the theory of electrodynamics in most active areas of engineering applications Systematically deals with eigenvalue problems, integral equation formulations and transient phenomena in various areas of applied electrodynamics Introduces the complete theory of spherical vector wave functions, and presents the upper bounds of the product of gain and bandwidth for an arbitrary antenna Presents the field approach to multiple antenna system, which provides a theoretical tool for the prediction of channel models of MIMO, and is also the basis of wireless power transmission system One of the first books on electromagnetics that contains the general theory of relativity, which is needed in the design of mobile systems such as global positioning system (GPS) By summarising both engineering and theoretical electromagnetism in one volume, this book is an essential reference for practicing engineers, as well as a guide for those who wish to advance their analytical techniques for studying applied electrodynamics.
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Foundations of Electrodynamics

Author: Parry Hiram Moon,Domina Eberle Spencer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486497038

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 314

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Electrodynamics involves the study of electric charges and their interaction with magnetic and electric fields. This advanced undergraduate text presupposes some knowledge of electricity and magnetism, making substantial use of vector analysis. The authors define their goal as "a serious attempt to develop electrodynamics on a postulational basis and to define each concept in the most general way." 1960 edition.
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Foundations of Classical and Quantum Electrodynamics

Author: Igor N. Toptygin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527677518

Category: Science

Page: 734

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This advanced textbook covers many fundamental, traditional and new branches of electrodynamics, as well as the related fields of special relativity, quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics. The book introduces the material at different levels, oriented towards 3rd-4th year bachelor, master, and PhD students. This is so as to describe the whole complexity of physical phenomena, instead of a mosaic of disconnected data. The required mathematical background is collated in Chapter 1, while the necessary physical background is included in the main text of the corresponding chapters and also given in appendices. The content is based on teaching material tested on students over many years, and their training to apply general theory for solving scientific and engineering problems. To this aim, the book contains approximately 800 examples and problems, many of which are described in detail. Some of these problems are designed for students to work on their own with only the answers and descriptions of results, and may be solved selectively. The examples are key ingredients to the theoretical course; the user should study all of them while reading the corresponding chapters. Equally suitable as a reference for researchers specialized in science and engineering.
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Collective Electrodynamics

Quantum Foundations of Electromagnetism

Author: Carver Mead

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262632607

Category: Science

Page: 135

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Carver Mead offers a radically new approach to the standard problems of electromagnetic theory.
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Foundations of electrodynamics

Author: Sybren Ruurds Groot,Leendert Gerrit Suttorp

Publisher: Noord-Hollandsche Uitgevers Maatschappij


Category: Science

Page: 535

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Fundamentals of Electrodynamics

Author: Kaiser S. Kunz

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781456481933

Category: Science

Page: 546

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Fundamentals of Electrodynamics is primarily a textbook for graduate students in physics. It is also a valuable at the senior level and as a profession reference book. It will be especially welcome to graduate students planning to do their doctoral research in quantum field theory or elementary particle physics. Fundamentals of Electrodynamics is a textbook for a one or two semester graduate or senior level course in electrodynamics or electromagnetic theory. It seeks to unify classical electrodynamics by using hamilton's principles and the symmetry properties of space and time as basic assumtions. For this reason special relativity is introduced much earlier than in most other texts. With this approach one is able to reduce the number of assumptions to a relatively fe that support the entire subject; in particular, from such basic assumptions, both the relativistic equations of motion for particles and Maxwell's equations for the electrodynamic field are derived. The text is broad in scope and covers, in addition to basic theory, applications to radiation theory, self-force of an electron, natural breadth of spectral lines, geometric optics, electrodynamics of material media, and propagation in moving media. The book contains worked-out examples with sample problems at the end of each chapter. Mathematical appendixes are included and the book is largely self-contained. This textbook conveys the unified nature of electrodynamics and points out, not only the beauty but also the limitations of the theory. The limitations are shown to rise from basic defects in the fundamental assumptions of the theory. The authors present analyses of the logical foundations of classical electrodynamics so that the student can better understand the problems that arise in modern theories, such as quantum electrodynamics. Also, by examining the nature of basic assumption and limits of applicability of a well-developed theory, the authors prepare the student for more difficult theories in elementary particle physics or quantum field theories.
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Electrodynamics of Continua I

Foundations and Solid Media

Author: A. Cemal Eringen,Gerard A. Maugin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461232260

Category: Science

Page: 436

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The electrodynamics of continua is a branch ofthe physical sciences concerned with the interaction of electromagnetic fields with deformable bodies. De formable bodies are considered to be continua endowed with continuous distributions of mass and charge. The theory of electromagnetic continua is concerned with the determination of deformations, motions, stress, and elec tromagnetic fields developed in bodies upon the applications of external loads. External loads may be of mechanical origin (e.g., forces, couples, constraints placed on the surface of the body, and initial and boundary conditions arising from thermal and other changes) and/or electromagnetic origin (e.g., electric, magnetic, and current fields). Because bodies of different constitutions respond to external stimuli in a different way, it is imperative to characterize properly the response functions relevant to a given class of continua. This is done by means of the constitutive theory. For example, an elastic dielectric responds to electromagnetic fields in a totally different way than a magnetic fluid. The present book is intended to present a unified approach to the subject matter, based on the principles of contemporary continuum physics.
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Conceptual Foundations of Quantum Field Theory

Author: Tian Yu Cao

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521602723

Category: Science

Page: 420

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Multi-author volume on the history and philosophy of physics.
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A Modern Geometric Approach

Author: William Baylis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780817640255

Category: Science

Page: 380

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The emphasis in this text is on classical electromagnetic theory and electrodynamics, that is, dynamical solutions to the Lorentz-force and Maxwell's equations. The natural appearance of the Minkowski spacetime metric in the paravector space of Clifford's geometric algebra is used to formulate a covariant treatment in special relativity that seamlessly connects spacetime concepts to the spatial vector treatments common in undergraduate texts. Baylis' geometrical interpretation, using such powerful tools as spinors and projectors, essentially allows a component-free notation and avoids the clutter of indices required in tensorial treatments. The exposition is clear and progresses systematically - from a discussion of electromagnetic units and an explanation of how the SI system can be readily converted to the Gaussian or natural Heaviside-Lorentz systems, to an introduction of geometric algebra and the paravector model of spacetime, and finally, special relativity. Other topics include Maxwell's equation(s), the Lorentz-force law, the Fresnel equations, electromagnetic waves and polarization, wave guides, radiation from accelerating charges and time-dependent currents, the Liénard-Wiechert potentials, and radiation reaction, all of which benefit from the modern relativistic approach. Numerous worked examples and exercises dispersed throughout the text help the reader understand new concepts and facilitate self-study of the material. Each chapter concludes with a set of problems, many with answers. Complete solutions are also available. An excellent feature is the integration of Maple into the text, thereby facilitating difficult calculations. To download accompanying Maple worksheets, please visit
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Field, Force, Energy and Momentum in Classical Electrodynamics (Revised Edition)

Author: Masud Mansuripur

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

ISBN: 1681085569

Category: Science

Page: 685

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The classical theory of electrodynamics is based on Maxwell's equations and the Lorentz law of force. This book begins with a detailed analysis of these equations, and proceeds to examine their far-reaching consequences. The traditional approach to electrodynamics treats the ‘microscopic’ equations of Maxwell as fundamental, with electric charge and electric current as the sole sources of the electric and magnetic fields. Subsequently, polarization and magnetization are introduced into Maxwell's equations to account for the observed behavior of material media. The augmented equations, known as Maxwell's ‘macroscopic’ equations, are considered useful for practical applications, but are also ultimately reducible to the more fundamental ‘microscopic’ equations. In contrast, this textbook treats Maxwell's ‘macroscopic’ equations as the foundation of classical electrodynamics, and treats electrical charge, electrical current, polarization, and magnetization as the basic constituents of material media. The laws that govern the distribution of electromagnetic energy and momentum in space-time are also introduced in an early chapter, then discussed in great detail in subsequent chapters. The text presents several examples that demonstrate the solution of Maxwell's equations in diverse situations, aiming to enhance the reader’s understanding of the flow of energy and momentum as well as the distribution of force and torque throughout the matter-field systems under consideration. This revised edition of Field, Force, Energy and Momentum in Classical Electrodynamics features revised chapters, some of which include expanded discussions of fundamental concepts or alternative derivations of important formulas. The new edition also features three additional chapters covering Maxwell’s equations in spherical coordinates (Chapter 10), the author’s recent discussion (and streamlined proof) of the Optical Theorem (Chapter 13), and the fascinating connections between electromagnetism and Einstein’s special theory of relativity (Chapter 15). A new appendix covers the SI system of units that has been used throughout the book. The book is a useful textbook for physics majors studying classical electrodynamics. It also serves as a reference for industry professionals and academic faculty in the fields of optics and advanced electronics.
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Relativistic Electrodynamics and Differential Geometry

Author: Stephen Parrott

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461246849

Category: Mathematics

Page: 308

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The aim of this book is to provide a short but complete exposition of the logical structure of classical relativistic electrodynamics written in the language and spirit of coordinate-free differential geometry. The intended audience is primarily mathematicians who want a bare-bones account of the foundations of electrodynamics written in language with which they are familiar and secondarily physicists who may be curious how their old friend looks in the new clothes of the differential-geometric viewpoint which in recent years has become an important language and tool for theoretical physics. This work is not intended to be a textbook in electrodynamics in the usual sense; in particular no applications are treated, and the focus is exclusively the equations of motion of charged particles. Rather, it is hoped that it may serve as a bridge between mathemat ics and physics. Many non-physicists are surprised to learn that the correct equation to describe the motion of a classical charged particle is still a matter of some controversy. The most mentioned candidate is the Lorentz-Dirac equation t . However, it is experimentally unverified, is known to have no physically reasonable solutions in certain circumstances, and its usual derivations raise serious foundational issues. Such difficulties are not extensively discussed in most electrodynamics texts, which quite naturally are oriented toward applying the well-verified part of the subject to con crete problems.
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Electrodynamics and Classical Theory of Fields and Particles

Author: A. O. Barut

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486158713

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Comprehensive graduate-level text by a distinguished theoretical physicist reveals the classical underpinnings of modern quantum field theory. Topics include space-time, Lorentz transformations, conservation laws, equations of motion, Green’s functions, and more. 1964 edition.
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An Introduction to Non-Perturbative Foundations of Quantum Field Theory

Author: Franco Strocchi

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191651338

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Quantum Field Theory (QFT) has proved to be the most useful strategy for the description of elementary particle interactions and as such is regarded as a fundamental part of modern theoretical physics. In most presentations, the emphasis is on the effectiveness of the theory in producing experimentally testable predictions, which at present essentially means Perturbative QFT. However, after more than fifty years of QFT, we still are in the embarrassing situation of not knowing a single non-trivial (even non-realistic) model of QFT in 3+1 dimensions, allowing a non-perturbative control. As a reaction to these consistency problems one may take the position that they are related to our ignorance of the physics of small distances and that QFT is only an effective theory, so that radically new ideas are needed for a consistent quantum theory of relativistic interactions (in 3+1 dimensions). The book starts by discussing the conflict between locality or hyperbolicity and positivity of the energy for relativistic wave equations, which marks the origin of quantum field theory, and the mathematical problems of the perturbative expansion (canonical quantization, interaction picture, non-Fock representation, asymptotic convergence of the series etc.). The general physical principles of positivity of the energy, Poincare' covariance and locality provide a substitute for canonical quantization, qualify the non-perturbative foundation and lead to very relevant results, like the Spin-statistics theorem, TCP symmetry, a substitute for canonical quantization, non-canonical behaviour, the euclidean formulation at the basis of the functional integral approach, the non-perturbative definition of the S-matrix (LSZ, Haag-Ruelle-Buchholz theory). A characteristic feature of gauge field theories is Gauss' law constraint. It is responsible for the conflict between locality of the charged fields and positivity, it yields the superselection of the (unbroken) gauge charges, provides a non-perturbative explanation of the Higgs mechanism in the local gauges, implies the infraparticle structure of the charged particles in QED and the breaking of the Lorentz group in the charged sectors. A non-perturbative proof of the Higgs mechanism is discussed in the Coulomb gauge: the vector bosons corresponding to the broken generators are massive and their two point function dominates the Goldstone spectrum, thus excluding the occurrence of massless Goldstone bosons. The solution of the U(1) problem in QCD, the theta vacuum structure and the inevitable breaking of the chiral symmetry in each theta sector are derived solely from the topology of the gauge group, without relying on the semiclassical instanton approximation.
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Introduction to Electrodynamics

Author: David J. Griffiths

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108357148

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This well-known undergraduate electrodynamics textbook is now available in a more affordable printing from Cambridge University Press. The Fourth Edition provides a rigorous, yet clear and accessible treatment of the fundamentals of electromagnetic theory and offers a sound platform for explorations of related applications (AC circuits, antennas, transmission lines, plasmas, optics and more). Written keeping in mind the conceptual hurdles typically faced by undergraduate students, this textbook illustrates the theoretical steps with well-chosen examples and careful illustrations. It balances text and equations, allowing the physics to shine through without compromising the rigour of the math, and includes numerous problems, varying from straightforward to elaborate, so that students can be assigned some problems to build their confidence and others to stretch their minds.
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Classical Electrodynamics

Author: Hans C. Ohanian

Publisher: Infinity Science PressLlc

ISBN: 9780977858279

Category: Science

Page: 620

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The New Edition Of This Classic Work In Electrodynamics Has Been Completely Revised And Updated To Reflect Recent Developments In Experimental Data And Laser Technology. It Is Suitable As A Reference For Practicing Physicists And Engineers And It Provides A Basis For Further Study In Classical And Quantum Electrodynamics, Telecommunications, Radiation, Antennas, Astrophysics, Etc. The Book Can Be Used In Standard Courses In Electrodynamics, Electromagnetic Theory, And Lasers. Paying Close Attention To The Experimental Evidence As The Basis For The Theoretical Development, The Book’S First Five Chapters Follow The Traditional Introduction To Electricity: Vector Calculus, Electrostatic Field And Potential, Bvps, Dielectrics, And Electric Energy. Chapters 6 And 7 Provide An Overview Of The Physical Foundations Of Special Relativity And Of The Four-Dimensional Tensor Formalism. In Chapter 8, The Union Of Coulomb’S Law With The Laws Of Special Relativity Gives Issue To The Relativistic Form Of Maxwell’S Equations. The Book Concludes With Applications Of Maxwell’S Equations In Chapters 9 Through 16: Magnetostatics, Induction, Magnetic Materials, Electromagnetic Waves, Radiation, Waveguides, And Scattering And Diffraction. Numerous Examples And Exercises Are Included.
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Foundations of Electromagnetic Theory

Author: John R. Reitz,Frederick J. Milford,Robert W. Christy

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 9780321581747

Category: Science

Page: 630

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This revision is an update of a classic text that has been the standard electricity and magnetism text for close to 40 years. The fourth edition contains more worked examples, a new design and new problems.Vector Analysis, Electrostatistics, Solution of Electrostatic Problems, The Electrostatic Field in Dielectric Media, Microscopic Theory of Dielectrics, Electrostatic Energy, Electric Current, The Magnetic Field of Steady Currents, Magnetic Properties of Matter, Microscopic Theory of Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction, Magnetic Energy, Slowly Varying Currents, Physics of Plasmas, Electromagnetic Properties of Superconductors, Maxwell's Equations, Propagation of Monochromatic, Monochromatic Waves in Bounded Regions, Dispersion and Oscillating Fields in Dispersive Media, The Emission of Radiation, Electrodynamics, The Special Theory of Relativity.Intended for those interested in learning the basics of standard electricity and magnetism.
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Theory of Quantum and Classical Connections in Modeling Atomic, Molecular and Electrodynamical Systems

Author: Alexandru Popa

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124104681

Category: Science

Page: 80

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Quantum and Classical Connections in Modeling Atomic, Molecular and Electrodynamic Systems is intended for scientists and graduate students interested in the foundations of quantum mechanics and applied scientists interested in accurate atomic and molecular models. This is a reference to those working in the new field of relativistic optics, in topics related to relativistic interactions between very intense laser beams and particles, and is based on 30 years of research. The novelty of this work consists of accurate connections between the properties of quantum equations and corresponding classical equations used to calculate the energetic values and the symmetry properties of atomic, molecular and electrodynamical systems, as well as offering applications using methods for calculating the symmetry properties and the energetic values of systems and the calculation of properties of high harmonics in interactions between very intense electromagnetic fields and electrons. Features detailed explanations of the theories of atomic and molecular systems, as well as wave properties of stationary atomic and molecular systems Provides periodic solutions of classical equations, semi-classical methods, and theories of systems composed of very intense electromagnetic fields and particles Offers models and methods based on 30 years of research
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Special Relativity

The Foundation of Macroscopic Physics

Author: W. G. Dixon

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521272414

Category: Science

Page: 272

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The book aims to illuminate the importance of special relativity in the examination of dynamics, thermodynamics and electromagnetism.
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