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Read Electrodynamics by Fulvio Melia?

  1. Jul 18, 2009 #1
    Has anybody read https://www.amazon.com/Electrodynam...sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1247968838&sr=8-1"? Why isn't it used as an alternative to Jackson's book? The only thing that is missing is that it doesn't contain problem sets (from what an Amazon reviewer mentioned), but that can be overcome by using problems from other sources. It just seems that Griffiths' book is a great introduction, and then students are stuck with Jackson as their next choice, which I've heard is outdated and not enjoyed very much.
     
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  3. Jul 18, 2009 #2

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    Re: Electrodynamics

    So instead of buying one book that has problems and text, we buy two, one for problems and one for text?

    What makes this book so much better than Jackson that it justifies having to buy two separate books/sources for one class?
     
  4. Jul 18, 2009 #3
    Re: Electrodynamics

    Nobody said you had to buy two books, as the professor could provide the problems either themselves or directly from the other books. I don't know what makes it better, hence the question. I haven't read either of Jackson or Melia, which I think is very clear by the tone of my post.
     
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