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Book DetailsCourant Lecture NotesVolume: 25; 2014; 145 ppMSC: Primary 78; 35;
This text provides a mathematically precise but intuitive introduction to classical electromagnetic theory and wave propagation, with a brief introduction to special relativity. While written in a distinctive, modern style, Friedrichs manages to convey the physical intuition and 19th century basis of the equations, with an emphasis on conservation laws. Particularly striking features of the book include: (a) a mathematically rigorous derivation of the interaction of electromagnetic waves with matter, (b) a straightforward explanation of how to use variational principles to solve problems in electro and magnetostatics, and (c) a thorough discussion of the central importance of the conservation of charge. It is suitable for advanced undergraduate students in mathematics and physics with a background in advanced calculus and linear algebra, as well as mechanics and electromagnetics at an undergraduate level. Apart from minor corrections to the text, the notation was updated in this edition to follow the conventions of modern vector calculus.
Titles in this series are copublished with the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University.
ReadershipUndergraduate students, graduate students, and research mathematicians interested in electromagnetics.

Table of Contents

Chapters

Chapter 1. Preliminaries

Chapter 2. Electrostatics

Chapter 3. Currents and Ohm’s law

Chapter 4. Magnetostatics

Chapter 5. Electromagnetic fields changing in time

Chapter 6. Transmission lines. Method of the Laplace transformation

Chapter 7. Electromagnetodynamics of moving bodies and the principle of relativity

Chapter 8. Electromagnetic wave propagation

Chapter 9. The scattering problem


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This text provides a mathematically precise but intuitive introduction to classical electromagnetic theory and wave propagation, with a brief introduction to special relativity. While written in a distinctive, modern style, Friedrichs manages to convey the physical intuition and 19th century basis of the equations, with an emphasis on conservation laws. Particularly striking features of the book include: (a) a mathematically rigorous derivation of the interaction of electromagnetic waves with matter, (b) a straightforward explanation of how to use variational principles to solve problems in electro and magnetostatics, and (c) a thorough discussion of the central importance of the conservation of charge. It is suitable for advanced undergraduate students in mathematics and physics with a background in advanced calculus and linear algebra, as well as mechanics and electromagnetics at an undergraduate level. Apart from minor corrections to the text, the notation was updated in this edition to follow the conventions of modern vector calculus.
Titles in this series are copublished with the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University.
Undergraduate students, graduate students, and research mathematicians interested in electromagnetics.

Chapters

Chapter 1. Preliminaries

Chapter 2. Electrostatics

Chapter 3. Currents and Ohm’s law

Chapter 4. Magnetostatics

Chapter 5. Electromagnetic fields changing in time

Chapter 6. Transmission lines. Method of the Laplace transformation

Chapter 7. Electromagnetodynamics of moving bodies and the principle of relativity

Chapter 8. Electromagnetic wave propagation

Chapter 9. The scattering problem