# Classical Electrodynamics [electronic resource] : From Image Charges to the Photon Mass and Magnetic Monopoles / by Francesco Lacava

- Author:
- Lacava, Francesco
- Published:
- Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2022.
- Edition:
- 2nd ed. 2022.
- Physical Description:
- XVIII, 374 p. 128 illus., 6 illus. in color. online resource
- Additional Creators:
- SpringerLink (Online service)

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- Series:
- Contents:
- 1 Classical Electrodynamics: a short review -- 2 Multipole expansion of the potential -- 3 The method of image charges -- 4 Image charges in dielectrics -- 5 Series of image charges -- 6 Functions of complex variables and Electrostatics -- 7 Conformal mapping in Electrostatics -- 8 Separation of Variables in Laplace Equation -- 9 Relativistic transformation of E and B fields -- 10 Relativistic covariance of Electrodynamics -- 11 The resonant cavity -- 12 Energy and momentum of the electromagnetic field -- 13 The Feynman paradox -- 14 Fields, potentials and radiation -- 15 Test of of the Coulomb's law and limits on the mass of the photon -- 16 Magnetic monopoles -- A Orthogonal curvilinear coordinates.
- Summary:
- This book presents an overview of Classical Electrodynamics. Its second edition includes new chapters that pick up where the material from the first edition left off. The image method introduced in the first edition is expanded to series of images, using simple examples like a point charge or a charged wire between two grounded plates, as well as more relevant examples such as two charged conducting spheres and the force between them. The topic of complex functions is broadened with the introduction of conformal mapping. One new chapter introduces the method of separation of variables, including in Cartesian coordinates (box with sides at fixed voltages), in spherical coordinates (dielectric and conducting sphere, potential of a charged ring), in cylindrical coordinates (conducting wedge, cylinder in uniform field). It also presents the potentials and the fields for a point charge in motion, radiation by a point charge and by a dipole, radiation reaction. Two other chapters present updated lessons on the mass of the photon and search for monopoles. Examples and/or solvable problems are provided throughout.
- Subject(s):
- ISBN:
- 9783031050992
- Digital File Characteristics:
- text file PDF
- Part Of:
- Springer Nature eBook

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