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Electricity and Magnetism

1st Edition

By P.F. Kelly

CRC Press

418 pages

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The final volume in a three-part series, Electricity and Magnetism provides a detailed exposition of classical electric and magnetic fields and analyses of linear electric circuits. The book applies the principles of classical mechanics to systematically reveal the laws governing observed electric and magnetic phenomena. The text culminates in Maxw

Table of Contents

Electric Charge, Coulomb's Law, Electric Field. Electric Dipole, Motion of Charged Particles. Continuous Charge Distributions. Above a Uniformly Charged Rectangular Plate. Electric Flux and Gauss's Law. More Gauss's Law. Electrostatic Implications and Potential Energy. Potentially Fun! Electrostatic Potential Energy. Rife with Potential. Potentials, Fields, and All That. Capacitance. Capacitors in Series and Parallel. Energetics of Capacitance. Dielectrics. Energetics of Dipoles. Electric Current. Electric Current Density, Ohm's Law, and Resistance. Resistance Is Not Futile. Resistors in Series and Parallel. DC Circuits Melange. Timely Applications of Kirchoff's Rules. More RC Circuits and Segue to Magnetism. The Lorentz Force. Current, Lorentz Force, and Torque. Magnetic Torque on Current Loops. Back to Moving Charged Particles. The Hall Effect. M-M-More Magnetic Sources. Interacting Wires and Ampere's Law. Ampere and Solenoids. The General Form of Ampere's Law. Gauss's Law for Magnetism. Magnetism in Matter. Faraday's Law. Motional EMF. Inductance. RL Circuits. Mutual Inductance. LC Circuits. RCL Circuits. AC Circuits. Inductive and Capacitive AC Circuits. RCL AC Circuits. Power Dissipation in RCL AC Circuits. The Pinnacle: Maxwell's Equations. Analysis of Maxwell's Equations in Vacuum. Wavelike Solutions of Maxwell's Vacuum Equations. The Poynting Vector. Electromagnetic Waves Carry Momentum, Too. Epilogue. Electricity and Magnetism Problems.

About the Author

P.F. Kelly is an associate professor of physics at Ave Maria University, Florida, USA. He previously held a faculty position at North Dakota State University, Fargo, USA. Prior to this, he undertook post-doctoral studies at the Center for Theoretical Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA, and at the Winnipeg Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He holds a B.Sc from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and an M.Sc and Ph.D from the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His areas of interest include theoretical particle, gravitational, mathematical, and computational physics.

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SCIENCE / Physics