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Classical Field Theory: Electromagnetism and Gravitation

Classical Field Theory: Electromagnetism and Gravitation

Francis E. Low

ISBN: 978-3-527-61746-3 July 2008 439 Pages




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.

Steady Currents and Magnetostatics.

Time-Dependent Fields and Currents.

Radiation by Prescribed Sources.


Invariance and Special Relativity.

Lagrangian Field Theory.