# J. D. Jackson has passed away

jedishrfu
Mentor
Yes, this is sad. We didn't use his book when I took physics instead we used our profs book which was very good with problems that weren't as difficult as Jackson's to our regret.

I think because Jackson was considered a graduate level book when it first came out. However, Jackson's book was and still is the gold standard.

Telemachus
Ben Niehoff
Gold Member
In my graduate-level E&M course, we were assigned eight Jackson problems a week. Fun times!

Telemachus
Choppy