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Good electromagnetism book

  1. Feb 23, 2007 #1
    Are there any good introductory electromagnetism books that don't cost too much? I'm interested in relatvity but I would like to back up and gain a more solid foundation in electromagnetism first. I would like something modern, somewhat rigourous(mathematically), and preferably with a conversational tone. I would also be nice if it convered electromagnetism within special relativity, and it's invariance.

    At this point i know very little elctromagnetism beyond, potential, superposition and gauss's law.

    Yes i do know vector calculus.

    thank you.
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  3. Feb 24, 2007 #2
  4. Feb 24, 2007 #3


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    This is a standard introductory textbook at some schools:
    Purcell http://www.amazon.com/Electricity-Magnetism-Vol-Berkeley-Physics/dp/0070049084/

    At this point, these may be a little advanced for you
    http://farside.ph.utexas.edu/teaching/em/em.html , http://farside.ph.utexas.edu/teaching/jk1/jk1.html (course notes)
    Griffiths http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Electrodynamics-3rd-David-Griffiths/dp/013805326X
    Ohanian http://www.amazon.com/Classical-Electrodynamics-Second-Physics-Ohanian/dp/0977858278
    Thide http://www.plasma.uu.se/CED/Book/ (free download)
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