Edward Purcell Electricity and Magnetism

ISBN 13: 9781139005043

Electricity and Magnetism

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9781139005043: Electricity and Magnetism

For 40 years, Edward M. Purcell's classic textbook has introduced students to the wonders of electricity and magnetism. With profound physical insight, Purcell covers all the standard introductory topics, such as electrostatics, magnetism, circuits, electromagnetic waves, and electric and magnetic fields in matter. Taking a non-traditional approach, the textbook focuses on fundamental questions from different frames of reference. Mathematical concepts are introduced in parallel with the physics topics at hand, making the motivations clear. Macroscopic phenomena are derived rigorously from microscopic phenomena. With hundreds of illustrations and over 300 end-of-chapter problems, this textbook is widely considered the best undergraduate textbook on electricity and magnetism ever written. An accompanying solutions manual for instructors can be found at www.cambridge.org/9781107013605.

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For 40 years Edward M. Purcell's classic textbook has introduced students to the wonders of electricity and magnetism and is widely considered the best undergraduate textbook on the subject ever written. It covers all the standard introductory topics and contains hundreds of illustrations and over 300 end-of-chapter problems.

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Edward M. Purcell (1912-1997) was the recipient of many awards for his scientific, educational and civic work. In 1952 he shared the Nobel Prize for Physics for his independent discovery of nuclear magnetic resonance in liquids and in solids, an elegant and precise way of determining chemical structure and properties of materials which is widely used today. During his career he served as science advisor to Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.

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