Electrodynamics is a basic area of physics, encompassing also classical and quantum physics, optics, relativity and field theory, and is of universal practical importance. The present text aims at a balance between basic theory and practical applications, and includes introductions to specific quantum mechanical effects. The detailed presentation allows the reader to follow every step. Each chapter is supplemented by both worked examples and unsolved exercises. This thoroughly revised second edition with new sections on networks and diffraction, and with international units stated wherever relevant, covers all the material normally required for a first degree in physics and beyond, and may serve as a step to advanced applications and research.
Electrostatics - Basic Aspects; Applications of Electrostatics; Macroscopic Electrostatics; Magnetostatics; Macroscopic Magnetostatics; The Maxwell Equations; Applications to Coils and Circuits; Electromagnetic Waves; Moving Charges in Vacuum; Optic Laws and Diffraction; Metals; Propagation of Radio Waves in the Ionosphere; Wave Guides and Resonators; Propagation of Waves in Media; Causality and Dispersion Relations; Covariant Formulation of Electrodynamics; The Lagrange Formalism for the Electromagnetic Field; The Guage Covariant Schrodinger Equation and the Aharonov-Bohm Effect; Quantisation of the Electromagnetic Field and the Casimir Effect; Duality and Magnetic Monopoles.