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Static Fields and Potentials

1st Edition

By Joy Manners

CRC Press

256 pages

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Paperback: 9780750307185
pub: 2000-01-01
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Static Fields and Potentials describes two of the fundamental interactions in nature: gravity and electromagnetism. The book introduces the associated fields, potentials, and energies and explains the relationship among them. It shows how these interactions manifest themselves in different ways, from the formation of stars to the operation of thunderstorms. The book also demonstrates how they are harnessed technologically in applications, such as hydroelectricity, electrical circuitry, and DNA finger-printing.

Table of Contents

Gravitational and electric forces and fields: The story of planetary motion

Gravitational forces and fields

A first look at charge

Electric forces and fields

Applications of electric fields

Gravitational and electric potential: Where does a star's energy come from?

Potential energy

Gravitational and electric potential

Capacitance and energy storage in electric fields

Applications of potential and potential energy

Electric currents: An electric world

What is an electric current?

Currents in simple circuits

Power, internal resistance and electromotive force

Currents in the everyday world

Magnetic fields and the Lorentz force law

The magic of magnetism

The magnetic field

The generation of magnetic fields

Magnetic materials

Consolidation and skills development

Answers and comments

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Physics