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Difference between electromagnetics and electromagnetism ?

  1. Mar 1, 2012 #1
    I have come across books titled "engineering electromagnetics" and "electromagnetics with applications" but I could never find a page for electromagentics on Wikipedia. However, there are pages for electrodynamics/electromagnetism/electrostatics on Wikipedia.

    Is there a difference? If so what is it?
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2012
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  3. Mar 1, 2012 #2
    As far as I know it's the same. I think electromagnetics is the "modern" word.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2012 #3
    Thanks Gordianus
     
  5. Mar 3, 2012 #4

    Drakkith

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    Electromagnetism is the name of the force itself. Electromagnetics is the name of the area that applies electromagnetism to produce different devices such as electromagnets.
     
  6. Mar 3, 2012 #5
    Thank you. It is much clearer now.
     
  7. Mar 5, 2012 #6
    To expand on Drakkith's comment, I think Electromagnetism refers to the underlying science, and Electromagnetics more the application of the science.
     
  8. Mar 5, 2012 #7

    Drakkith

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    This is exactly what I was trying to say.
     
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