## Electricity and MagnetismFor 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 |

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