This book is intended as a supplementary text to the standard course books on theoretical physics and astrophysics, addressing applications and selected problems in theoretical physics and astrophysics, most of which are to a greater or lesser extent associated with electrodynamics.
Table of Contents
1. The Hamiltonian Approach to Electrodynamics 2. Radiation Reaction 3. Uniformly Accelerated Charges 4. Radiation Emitted by Relativistic and Non-relativistic Moving Particles 5. Synchrotron Radiation 6. Electrodynamics of a Continuous Medium 7. The ÄŒerenkov and Doppler Effects 8. Transition Radiation and Transition Scattering 9. Superluminal Sources of Radiation 10. Reabsorption and Transfer of Radiation 11. Electrodynamics of Media with Spatial Dispersion 12. Permittivity and Wave Propagation in Plasmas 13. The Energy-Momentum Tensor and Forces in Macroscopic Electrodynamics. Energy and Heat Liberated in a Dispersive Absorbing Medium 14. Fluctuations and van der Waals Forces 15. Wave Scattering in a Medium 16. Astrophysics of Cosmic Rays 17. X-Ray Astronomy 18. Gamma-Ray Astronomy