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Classical Field Theory: Electromagnetism and Gravitation

ISBN: 978-3-527-61746-3
439 pages
July 2008
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The author uses a unique approach which emphasizes the field theoretic aspects of gravitation and the strong analogies between gravitation and the other areas that are studied in physics. The theory-centered text begins with the simplest experimental facts then proceeds to the corresponding differential equations, theoretical constructs such as energy, momentum and stress and several applications. End-of-chapter problems provide students with an opportunity to test their understanding, serve as an introduction to and a review of material not included in the book and can be used to develop examples, extensions and generalizations of the material presented.
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Electrostatics.

Steady Currents and Magnetostatics.

Time-Dependent Fields and Currents.

Radiation by Prescribed Sources.

Scattering.

Invariance and Special Relativity.

Lagrangian Field Theory.

Gravity.

Appendices.

Index.
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Francis E. Low is Institute Professor Emeritus of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. With over 40 years in the field, he has lectured and published widely on theoretical and particle physics.
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