Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics

Electrodynamics: The Field-Free Approach

Electrostatics, Magnetism, Induction, Relativity and Field Theory

Authors: Prytz, Kjell

  • Based on the concepts of force and energy, rather than the traditional electric and magnetic fields
  • Includes exercises at the end of each chapter, with complete solutions in the appendix of the book
  • Enhanced by numerous drawings and illustrations of high quality
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About this Textbook

This book is intended as an undergraduate textbook in electrodynamics at basic or advanced level. The objective is to attain a general understanding of the electrodynamic theory and its basic experiments and phenomena in order to form a foundation for further studies in the engineering sciences as well as in modern quantum physics.

The outline of the book is obtained from the following principles:

•         Base the theory on the concept of force and mutual interaction

•         Connect the theory to experiments and observations accessible to the student

•         Treat the electric, magnetic and inductive phenomena cohesively with respect to force, energy, dipoles and material

•         Present electrodynamics using the same principles as in the preceding mechanics course

•         Aim at explaining that theory of relativity is based on the magnetic effect

•         Introduce field theory after the basic phenomena have been explored in terms of force

Although electrodynamics is described in this book from its 1st principles, prior knowledge of about one semester of university studies in mathematics and physics is required, including vector algebra, integral and differential calculus as well as a course in mechanics, treating Newton’s laws and the energy principle.

The target groups are physics and engineering students, as well as professionals in the field, such as high school teachers and employees in the telecom industry. Chemistry and computer science students may also benefit from the book.

About the authors

Kjell Prytz is a Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor of Physics, Högskolan Gävle (Gävle University College) since 1996. He has a background as a particle physicist and has worked at CERN, DESY and Celsius. His research focused on the smallest parts, called quarks, and their interactions.
Dr Prytz has been teaching on all possible levels, from the base year to the master level, in practically all fields of physics. In addition to pure physics courses, he has also been responsible for courses in electronics such as microwave and antenna theory.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Electrodynamics: The Field-Free Approach
Book Subtitle
Electrostatics, Magnetism, Induction, Relativity and Field Theory
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-13171-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-13171-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-13170-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38342-2
Series ISSN
2192-4791
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 361
Number of Illustrations and Tables
200 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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