Includes numerous examples, problems, and solutions
Provides many illustrations to demonstrate the math involved as well as extensive references
Dynamic Fields and Waves concentrates on electric and magnetic fields that vary with time, including light and electromagnetic waves. Written for an undergraduate introductory course but equally suitable for self-study, this practical, illustrated book discusses waves in general and light waves in particular, together with optical instruments, such as telescopes and microscopes, and electrical devices, such as generators and transformers. It also explores Einstein's special theory of relativity, which gives the most basic insight into space and time.
Table of Contents
FIELDS THAT VARY WITH TIME Current without wires-some examples of induction Principles of electromagnetic induction Maxwell's equations Closing items
WAVES AND ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION Butterflies and oil spills Describing waves Traveling waves Standing waves Electromagnetic radiation The propagation of waves Closing items
OPTICS AND OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS Seeing the very small and the very distant Optical building blocks Objects and images Optical systems Closing items
SPECIAL RELATIVITY Why do fast-moving muons live so long? The principle of relativity Coordinate transformations The constancy of the speed of light Some spectacular new predictions of special relativity The Lorentz transformation Relativistic physics Closing items
CONSOLIDATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT Introduction
ANSWERS AND COMMENTS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS INDEX
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