Electrical equipment is vital not only to the commuters traveling to and from the office but also to the fighter pilots who soar through the sky in swift and maneuverable airplanes. Other electrical devices have long been used to store and play music, upgrading in quality from early tin or wax cylinders to modern compact discs. Computers are omnipresent, transforming how people communicate and conduct business, and the future holds even more promise of change. Readers will be drawn to ""Electricity and Magnetism"", which examines electricity, magnetism, and the relationship between the two that makes electromagnetism such an important and pervasive component of our world. The chapters of this volume introduce the fundamental principles of this branch of physics and explore their widespread applications, from powering modern civilization's technology to being the driving force behind much of the human body. This book is a great resource for students interested in this captivating aspect of science.
Kyle Kirkland, Ph.D., received his doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998. He remains active in research and devotes considerable time to explaining mathematics and science to layperson audiences. He has published a number of articles on science, the history of science, and the present and future impact of science on our society. Kirkland is also the coauthor of Optics, in Facts On File's Science and Technology in Focus set.