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Classical Electrodynamics: Lecture notes

Lecture notes
Konstantin K Likharev


Essential Advanced Physics is a series comprising four parts: Classical Mechanics, Classical Electrodynamics, Quantum Mechanics and Statistical Mechanics. Each part consists of two volumes, Lecture notes and Problems with solutions, further supplemented by an additional collection of test problems and solutions available to qualifying university instructors. This volume, Classical Electrodynamics: Lecture notes is intended to be the basis for a two-semester graduate-level course on electricity and magnetism, including not only the interaction and dynamics of charged point particles, but also properties of dielectric, conducting and magnetic media. The course also covers special relativity, including its kinematics and particle-dynamics aspects, and electromagnetic radiation by relativistic particles.

About Editors

Konstantin K Likharev received his PhD from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, USSR, in 1969, and a habilitation degree of Doctor of Sciences from USSR's High Attestation Committee in 1979. From 1969 to 1990 Dr Likharev was a Staff Scientist of Moscow State University. In 1991 he assumed a Professorship at Stony Brook University (Distinguished Professor since 2002, John S Toll Professor since 2017). During his research career, Likharev worked in the fields of nonlinear classical and dissipative quantum dynamics, and solid-state physics and electronics, notably including superconductor electronics and nanoelectronics – most recently, with applications to neuromorphic networks. He has authored more than 250 original publications, more than 80 review papers and book chapters, two monographs and several patents. Likharev is a Fellow of the APS and IEEE.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Series
1 Electric Charge Interaction
2 Charges and Conductors
3 Dipoles and Dielectrics
4 DC Currents
5 Magnetism
6 Electromagnetism
7 Electromagnetic Wave Propagation
8 Radiation, Scattering, Interference and Diffraction
9 Special Relativity
10 Radiation by Relativistic Charges
A Selected Mathematical Formulae
B Selected Physical Constants


Hardback ISBN: 9780750314053

Ebook ISBN: 9780750314046

DOI: 10.1088/978-0-7503-1404-6

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing

Series: Essential Advanced Physics


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