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ElectroDynamics: A Novel Computational Approach

James Rohlf
Kevin Reiss
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Copyright year: 2021
ISBN: 9781579550462
Medium: ebook
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Nine book chapters including chapter exercises and four videos.

1. Electrostatics
2. Magnetostatics
3. Electric Fields in Matter
4. Magnetic Fields in Matter
5. Changing Fields and the Maxwell Equations
6. Electromagnetic Waves
7. Potentials and Fields of Moving Point Charges
8. Radiating Systems
9. Relativistic Electrodynamics

A. Coordinate Systems
B. Spherical Harmonics
C. Index Notation
D. Vector Identities

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Written using Mathematica, ElectroDynamics is designed as an interactive standalone work aimed at the advanced undergraduate. The power of symbolic manipulation is used to calculate fields from common source distributions that are beyond the scope of a traditional text—for example, the exact magnetic field from a common bar magnet. Executable code is written in a style that is instantly readable because it mirrors traditional formulas. Numerical calculations feature an automatic check of units. Color vector 3D graphics are used liberally to visualize results. The set of nine notebooks covers statics, fields in materials, boundary value problems, conservation laws, waves and waveguides, potentials and fields of moving charges, radiation from a variety of source geometries, and relativistic transformation of potentials, forces and fields. There is enough material for a two-semester course. No prior knowledge of Mathematica is required.

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