1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Alternative to Griffiths Introduction to Electrodynamics

  1. Jan 27, 2014 #1
    I hope I am posting this question in the correct forum.

    I am in the second course in an upper level Electricity and Magnetism sequence (E&M II). We are using Griffith's Introduction to Electrodynamics as in the first course in the sequence. We covered chapters 1-3, 5, 7, and some of 8 in the first course; and I followed Griffiths well. In the second course, we have done chapter 4 and started in on chapter 6; and I am lost, completely. Griffiths is using so many "approximations" and hand-wavy explanations. Does anyone have suggestions for electricity and magnetism texts that are more concrete; or is the nature of the subject riddled with approximations that break down in new situations?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 27, 2014 #2

    Vanadium 50

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Education Advisor

    There's always Jackson. Seeing that might make change your opinion on approximations.
     
  4. Jan 27, 2014 #3

    WannabeNewton

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor

    Welcome to physics. It's only going to get dirtier from here on out :wink:
     
  5. Jan 27, 2014 #4
    Can you give an example of the kind of passage that bothers you?
     
  6. Jan 27, 2014 #5
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2014
  7. Jan 27, 2014 #6
    second this.

    be careful what you wish for. On the other hand if it isnt for a class there is no one to hold the hand to the fire so the rigor isnt that big of a deal.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Similar Discussions: Alternative to Griffiths Introduction to Electrodynamics
  1. Help electrodynamics . (Replies: 2)

  2. Jackson Electrodynamics (Replies: 10)

Loading...