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E&M textbook for a physical chemist

  1. Jul 31, 2012 #1
    Hi all,

    I am a graduate student in physical chemistry and I have discovered a fairly large hole in my knowledge. I am designing some experiments that will study the behavior of ions in magnetic fields. I don't have much background in E&M fields past a general physics course. Do you have any recommendations for a good book to help me build a foundation of knowledge in magnetic/electric fields.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Jul 31, 2012 #2
    If you just want generic, general E&M, griffiths Introduction to Electrodynamics is a good place to start - it is upper division level. Grab a copy of Jackson too, in my opinion. Jackson is graduate level, but more advanced than most intro graduate texts.

    I do not know of any specialized text covering E&M for chemistry - there probably is not a need for one frankly.
     
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