- ISBN 9780521701471 / 0521701473
- Title A Student’s Guide to Maxwell’s Equations
- Author Daniel Fleisch
- Category Physics
- Format Paperback
- Year 2008
- Pages 134
- Publisher Cambridge University Press
- Imprint Cambridge University Press
- Edition 1st
- Language English
- Dimensions 150mm x 8mm x 226mm
A guide for undergraduate and graduate courses in electromagnetism and electromagnetics.
Gauss's law for electric fields, Gauss's law for magnetic fields, Faraday's law, and the Ampere-Maxwell law are four of the most influential equations in science. In this guide for students, each equation is the subject of an entire chapter, with detailed, plain-language explanations of the physical meaning of each symbol in the equation, for both the integral and differential forms. The final chapter shows how Maxwell's equations may be combined to produce the wave equation, the basis for the electromagnetic theory of light. This book is a wonderful resource for undergraduate and graduate courses in electromagnetism and electromagnetics. A website hosted by the author at contains interactive solutions to every problem in the text as well as audio podcasts to walk students through each chapter.
Daniel Fleisch is Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at Wittenberg University, Ohio. His research interests include radar cross-section measurement, radar system analysis, and ground-penetrating radar. He is a member of the American Physical Society (APS), the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), and the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE).