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What books to learn Electromagnetism?

  1. Jan 23, 2012 #1

    So I'm studying Electromagnetism this semester, and my professor held up four books for us to get to study from.

    I know for sure one was Feynman's lectures, and one of the others he said was the 'Bible' for E&M (expensive, only comes in hard cover, I believe was green....).

    The thing is, I'm going to the library to get all my course books, but my professor hasn't uploaded the book selection for this course on blackboard. I've tried emailing him, but he's not getting back. And since this class only meets once a week, I don't want to wait to see him again to ask.

    So, besides Feynman's book, what other three books would you suggest that they might be? I know this is a bit of a stupid question (asking you to guess my coursebooks), but I want to at least go and rent a few before they are all taken out.

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  3. Jan 23, 2012 #2
    Two books that are widely used are Griffith's Introduction to Electrodynamics and Jackson's Classical Electrodynamics.
  4. Jan 23, 2012 #3


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    Purcell's "Electricity and Magnetism" is also well regarded.
  5. Jan 23, 2012 #4
    The green book must be the first edition of Jackson.


    My favorite EM book is Schwartz, Principles of Electrodynamics.
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