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- DescriptionThe aim of this book is to provide a short but complete exposition of the logical structure of classical relativistic electrodynamics written in the language and spirit of coordinate-free differential geometry. The intended audience is primarily mathematicians who want a bare-bones account of the foundations of electrodynamics written in language with which they are familiar and secondarily physicists who may be curious how their old friend looks in the new clothes of the differential-geometric viewpoint which in recent years has become an important language and tool for theoretical physics. This work is t intended to be a textbook in electrodynamics in the usual sense; in particular applications are treated, and the focus is exclusively the equations of motion of charged particles. Rather, it is hoped that it may serve as a bridge between mathemat- ics and physics. Many n-physicists are surprised to learn that the correct equation to describe the motion of a classical charged particle is still a matter of some controversy. The most mentioned candidate is the Lorentz-Dirac equation t . However, it is experimentally unverified, is kwn to have physically reasonable solutions in certain circumstances, and its usual derivations raise serious foundational issues. Such difficulties are t extensively discussed in most electrodynamics texts, which quite naturally are oriented toward applying the well-verified part of the subject to con- crete problems.
- Author(s)Stephen Parrott
- PublisherSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Date of Publication27/05/2013
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Content Notebiography
- Weight618 g
- Width178 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Edition StatementSoftcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1987
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