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Homework Help: Electromagnetic theory

  1. Sep 2, 2006 #1
    Hi, could anyone please let me know of any books that explain electromagnetic theory.
    Unfortunately a lot of books seem to be written for people who already know the subject well.Probably teaching aids i think. Im in s/e/asia but not a problem as i can always look up ebay. any suggestions please.

    many thanks
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  3. Sep 2, 2006 #2


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    How well do you know the subject already? How well do you want to know it after your read?
  4. Sep 3, 2006 #3
    There are tons of E&M books. Is there some emphasis in particular you were looking for? What mathematical level are you looking for? Do you want more of a physics emphasis, or more of an engineering emphasis?

    The Feynman Lectures, Volume II is very good on E&M (though some topics like radiation, interference, diffraction, and polarization are actually covered in volume I, before Maxwell's equations are introduced). No exercises, though

    At the risk of sounding like I have stock in Dover books, I'll recommend Schwartz's Principles of Electrodynamics again. It's at the upper-division undergraduate level, but self-contained. He uses Gaussian units. It's a very inexpensive paperback. Dover has a lot of E&M books you might browse if you can find them in a bookstore. I think Rojansky is one of the simpler ones.

    I've heard very good things about Griffith's undergraduate textbook.
  5. Sep 3, 2006 #4
    many thanks i'll take a look and hopefully they will be of help.

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