Classical Electrodynamics – John David Jackson – 3rd Edition


A revision of the defining covering the physics and classical necessary to understand in materials and at surfaces and interfaces. The third edition has been revised to address the changes in emphasis and applications that have occurred in the past twenty years.

A for a two-semester beginning graduate course for who have completed a standard undergraduate program for physics majors. Emphasizes the unity of electric and magnetic both in their basis and the mode of their mathematical description, develops and utilizes a number of tools in mathematical physics, and presents now material on the interaction of relativistic charged particles with electromagnetic fields and other areas. First published in 1962, and again in 1974; the third edition incorporates the slight drifts in emphasis and application the long-established subject has taken over the past couple of decades.

Table of Content

Introduction to Electrostatics.
Boundary-Value Problems in Electrostatics: I.
Boundary-Value Problems in Electrostatics: II.
Multipoles, Electrostatics of Macroscopic Media, Dielectrics.
Magnetostatics, Faraday's Law, Quasi-Static Fields.
Maxwell Equations, Macroscopic Electromagnetism, Conservation Laws.
Plane Electromagnetic Waves and Wave Propagation.
Waveguides, Resonant Cavities, and Optical Fibers.
Radiating Systems, Multipole Fields and Radiation.
Scattering and Diffraction.
Special Theory of Relativity.
Dynamics of Relativistic Particles and Electromagnetic Fields.
Collisions, Energy Loss, and Scattering of Charged Particles, Cherenkov and Transition Radiation.
Radiation by Moving Charges.
Bremsstrahlung, Method of Virtual Quanta, Radiative Beta Processes.
Radiation Damping, Classical Models of Charged Particles.