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Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics

Classical Electrodynamics

From Image Charges to the Photon Mass and Magnetic Monopoles

Authors: Lacava, Francesco

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  • Presents classical methods for solving difficult problems
  • Covers unconventional subjects in order to provide deeper insights into classical electrodynamics
  • Includes a wealth of examples and problems with worked-out solutions
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About this Textbook

This book proposes intriguing arguments that will enable students to achieve a deeper understanding of electromagnetism, while also presenting a number of classical methods for solving difficult problems. Two chapters are devoted to relativistic electrodynamics, covering all aspects needed for a full comprehension of the nature of electric and magnetic fields and, subsequently, electrodynamics. Each of the two final chapters examines a selected experimental issue, introducing students to the work involved in actually proving a law or theory. Classical books on electricity and magnetism are mentioned in many references, helping to familiarize students with books that they will encounter in their further studies. Various problems are presented, together with their worked-out solutions. The book is based on notes from special lectures delivered by the author to students during the second year of a BSc course in Physics, but the subject matter may also be of interest to senior physicists, as many of the themes covered are completely ignored or touched only briefly in standard textbooks.

About the authors

Francesco Lacava is Associate Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Rome “Sapienza”, Italy. His research interests include the physics of hadron colliders and the development of detectors for particle physics. He has been involved in the ATLAS Experiment at LHC over the past two decades, and is currently working on the upgrade of the muon tracking detectors. He previously participated in the UA1 Experiment at the CERN proto-antiproton collider, which discovered the W and Z bosons in 1983. He is the author or co-author of more than 600 papers on high-energy particle physics and detectors.

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-39474-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-39473-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Classical Electrodynamics
Book Subtitle
From Image Charges to the Photon Mass and Magnetic Monopoles
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-39474-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39474-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-39473-2
Series ISSN
2192-4791
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 195
Number of Illustrations
50 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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