Classical Electromagnetism in a Nutshell

Princeton University Press
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This graduate-level physics textbook provides a comprehensive treatment of the basic principles and phenomena of classical electromagnetism. While many electromagnetism texts use the subject to teach mathematical methods of physics, here the emphasis is on the physical ideas themselves. Anupam Garg distinguishes between electromagnetism in vacuum and that in material media, stressing that the core physical questions are different for each. In vacuum, the focus is on the fundamental content of electromagnetic laws, symmetries, conservation laws, and the implications for phenomena such as radiation and light. In material media, the focus is on understanding the response of the media to imposed fields, the attendant constitutive relations, and the phenomena encountered in different types of media such as dielectrics, ferromagnets, and conductors. The text includes applications to many topical subjects, such as magnetic levitation, plasmas, laser beams, and synchrotrons.

Classical Electromagnetism in a Nutshell is ideal for a yearlong graduate course and features more than 300 problems, with solutions to many of the advanced ones. Key formulas are given in both SI and Gaussian units; the book includes a discussion of how to convert between them, making it accessible to adherents of both systems.


  • Offers a complete treatment of classical electromagnetism

  • Emphasizes physical ideas

  • Separates the treatment of electromagnetism in vacuum and material media

  • Presents key formulas in both SI and Gaussian units

  • Covers applications to other areas of physics

  • Includes more than 300 problems

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About the author

Anupam Garg is professor of physics and astronomy at Northwestern University.
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Princeton University Press
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Published on
Apr 8, 2012
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Pages
712
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ISBN
9781400842759
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Language
English
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Genres
Science / Physics / Electricity
Science / Physics / Electromagnetism
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