Electricity and Magnetism

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 21, 2013 - Science - 839 pages
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For 50 years, Edward M. Purcell's classic textbook has introduced students to the world of electricity and magnetism. The third edition has been brought up to date and is now in SI units. It features hundreds of new examples, problems, and figures, and contains discussions of real-life applications. The textbook covers all the standard introductory topics, such as electrostatics, magnetism, circuits, electromagnetic waves, and electric and magnetic fields in matter. Taking a nontraditional approach, magnetism is derived as a relativistic effect. Mathematical concepts are introduced in parallel with the physics topics at hand, making the motivations clear. Macroscopic phenomena are derived rigorously from the underlying microscopic physics. With worked examples, hundreds of illustrations, and nearly 600 end-of-chapter problems and exercises, this textbook is ideal for electricity and magnetism courses. Solutions to the exercises are available for instructors at www.cambridge.org/Purcell-Morin.
 

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One of the best books to clear up one's concept in electricity and magnetism at the undergrad level. Superb introduction to Maxwell's equations.Morin's addition to the famed authors of the classic serves wonders.

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Explaination of content are very nice and in flow. Related problems at the end of chapter are very helpful to understand the concept and skill.

Contents

CHAPTER 2
58
CHAPTER 3
116
ELECTRIC FIELDS AROUND CONDUCTORS
124
CHAPTER 4
177
CHAPTER 5
235
of reference
243
CHAPTER 6
277
CHAPTER 7
343
CHAPTER 11
523
CHAPTER 12
586
Appendix
762
Appendix
769
SI and Gaussian formulas
778
Appendix
789
Curvilinear coordinates
791
Appendix
804

ALTERNATINGCURRENT CIRCUITS
388
WAVES
430
CHAPTER 10
466
external field
477
Appendix
812
Appendix
820
References
831
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Edward M. Purcell (1912 7) was the recipient of many awards for his scientific, educational and civic work. In 1952 he shared the Nobel Prize for Physics for his independent discovery of nuclear magnetic resonance in liquids and in solids, an elegant and precise way of determining chemical structure and properties of materials which is widely used today. During his career he served as science advisor to Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.

David J. Morin is Lecturer on Physics and Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Physics, Harvard University. He is author of the textbook Introduction to Classical Mechanics (Cambridge University Press, 2008).

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