Introduction to Electromagnetic Theory and the Physics of Conducting Solids
Authors: Papachristou, Costas J.
 Highlights the quantum aspects of electrical conduction in metals and semiconductors, presenting a unified view of the subject which combines classical Maxwell theory with quantum theory of atoms, molecules and solids
 Offers a simple introduction to the mathematical aspects of Maxwell theory, thus preparing students for the challenges of more advanced courses in electrodynamics
 The basic electromagnetic theory is supplemented with a number of solved problems that broaden students’ understanding of the fundamental principles
 Suitable for selfstudy, but particularly useful as a tutorial companion for an intermediatelevel course in electrodynamics
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This book consists of two parts. Part A (Chapters 13) is an introduction to the physics of conducting solids, while Part B (Chapters 410) is an introduction to the theory of electromagnetic fields and waves.
The book is intended to introduce the student to classical electrodynamics and, at the same time, to explain in simple terms the quantum theory of conducting substances – in particular, the solid ones. Excessive mathematical proof is avoided as much as possible, in favor of pedagogical efficiency at an introductory level. The theory of vector fields is briefly discussed in a separate chapter, helping the student cope with the mathematical challenges of Maxwell's theory.
The book serves as a primary source for a sophomorelevel electromagnetics course in an electronicsoriented engineering program, but it can also be used as a secondary (tutorial) source for an intermediatelevel course in electrodynamics for physicists and engineers. The content is based on the author’s lecture notes for his sophomorelevel Physics course at the Hellenic Naval Academy.
 About the authors

Dr. Costas J. Papachristou is a senior faculty member at the Hellenic Naval Academy (The Naval Academy of Greece). He received a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Brigham Young University, USA, and spent another year at BYU as a research faculty in Physics. At the HNA he teaches freshman and sophomorelevel Physics. His research interests are mainly in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (in particular, symmetry and integrability properties of classical field equations, classical electromagnetism) but he is also active in Physics Education. He is an amateur musician and a columnist for Greek newspapers and magazines.
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 Bibliographic Information

 Book Title
 Introduction to Electromagnetic Theory and the Physics of Conducting Solids
 Authors

 Costas J. Papachristou
 Copyright
 2020
 Publisher
 Springer International Publishing
 Copyright Holder
 Springer Nature Switzerland AG
 eBook ISBN
 9783030309961
 DOI
 10.1007/9783030309961
 Hardcover ISBN
 9783030309954
 Edition Number
 1
 Number of Pages
 XII, 246
 Number of Illustrations
 96 b/w illustrations
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