Field, Force, Energy and Momentum in Classical Electrodynamics (Revised Edition)


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Masud Mansuripur

DOI: 10.2174/97816810855621170101
eISBN: 978-1-68108-556-2, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-68108-557-9



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The classical theory of electrodynamics is based on Maxwell's equations and the Lorentz law of force. This book begins with a detailed...[view complete introduction]

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Preface

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Preface to the Revised Edition

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Keywords

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Scalar and Vector Fields

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Foundations of the Classical Maxwell-Lorentz Theory of Electrodynamics

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Mathematical Preliminaries

- Pp. 75-97 (23)

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Solving Maxwell’s Equations

- Pp. 98-132 (35)

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Solving Maxwell’s Equations in Space-time: The Wave Equation

- Pp. 133-162 (30)

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The Lorentz Oscillator Model

- Pp. 163-186 (24)

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Plane Electromagnetic Waves in Isotropic, Homogeneous, Linear Media

- Pp. 187-235 (49)

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Simple Applications Involving Plane Electromagnetic Waves

- Pp. 236-252 (17)

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Maxwell’s Equations in Cylindrical Coordinates

- Pp. 253-270 (18)

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Maxwell’s Equations in Spherical Coordinates

- Pp. 271-289 (19)

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Electromagnetic Momentum, Angular Momentum, Force and Torque

- Pp. 290-313 (24)

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Plane-wave Propagation in Linear, Homogeneous, Isotropic Media Exhibiting Temporal as well as Spatial Dispersion

- Pp. 314-322 (9)

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The Optical Theorem

- Pp. 323-329 (7)

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The Reciprocity Theorem

- Pp. 330-345 (16)

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Electromagnetism and Special Relativity

- Pp. 346-377 (32)

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Solutions to Selected Problems

- Pp. 378-642 (265)

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Appendix A: System of Electromagnetic Units

- Pp. 643-644 (2)

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Appendix B: Vector Identities

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Appendix C: Vector Operations in Cartesian, Cylindrical, and Spherical Coordinates

- Pp. 646

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Appendix D: Useful Integrals and Identities

- Pp. 647-649 (3)

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Index

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Preface

It has now been nearly six years since the publication of the first edition of Field, Force, Energy and Momentum in Classical Electrodynamics. In the intervening years, I have continued to teach my electrodynamics course to the incoming class of graduate students at the University of Arizona’s College of Optical Sciences. This one-semester course, which is based on the first seven chapters of the present book, covers the fundamental aspects of the Maxwell-Lorentz theory of electromagnetism, aiming to prepare the students for advanced studies in the various subfields of Optics and Photonics. Each year, I have had to come up with new problem sets to assign as homework or to ask during examinations. The new problems are now added at the end of the relevant chapters. Solutions to problems marked with an asterisk (*) appear in the back of the book under the heading Solutions to Selected Problems.

Also appearing for the first time in this revised edition are the following three chapters: Chapter 10 on Maxwell’s Equations in Spherical Coordinates, Chapter 13 on the Optical Theorem, and Chapter 15 on Electromagnetism and Special Relativity. A new appendix provides an in-depth coverage of the International System of Units (SI), which is used throughout the book. In addition, Chapter 6 has been revised to include an alternative derivation of the Kramers-Kronig relations, while Chapter 9 has been expanded to include discussions of trapped light in cylindrical cavities, electromagnetic angular momentum, and Mie scattering from cylindrical objects. Several other chapters have also undergone revisions and adjustments.

All in all, Chapters 1-9, 11, 12 and 14 are derived, in whole or in part, from Chapters 1-12 published in the previous edition of the present e-book. Chapters 13 and 14 are based on my previously published papers in the American Journal of Physics and Optics Communications, respectively. These publications are cited in the footnotes appearing at the end of each chapter. The material in the rest of the book is original and has not been published elsewhere. I hereby declare that the entire book is free from conflicts of interest.

It is my sincere hope that the old material as well as the new features appearing in this revised edition will provide the reader with a broad perspective on the many fascinating aspects of the classical theory of electrodynamics.

Acknowledgement:

For their thoughtful comments and questions, as well as suggestions that have resulted in significant improvements over the first edition, I am grateful to numerous students who have taken my electrodynamics course during the past six years.

Conflict of Interest:

The author declares no conflict of interest, financial or otherwise.

Tucson, June 2017
Masud Mansuripur
<masud@optics.arizona.edu>


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College of Optical Sciences
The University of Arizona
Tucson
Arizona




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