Overview:Electricity and Magnetism - Student Physics Series - Electromagnetism is basic to our understanding of the properties of matter and yet is often regarded as a difficult part of an undergraduate physics course. In this book answers are developed from first principles to such questions as: What is electricity? What is electromagnetism? Why are some materials magnetic and others non-magnetic? What is magnetism? Physics answers these questions in two related ways. On the one hand the classical explanation is in terms of classical concepts: electric charge q, electric and magnetic fields (E and B) and electric currents. On the other hand the microscopic (or 'atomic ') explanation is in terms of quantum concepts: electrons, nuclei, electron orbits in atoms, electron spin and photons. Microscopic explanations underlie classical ones, but do not deny them. The great triumphs of classical physics are mechanics, gravitation, thermodynamics, electromagnetism and relativity. Historically they began at the time of Newton (seventeenth century) and were completed by Maxwell (nineteenth century) and Einstein (early twentieth century). Microscopic explanations began with J J. Thomson's discovery of the electron in 1897. For most physical phenomena it is best to seek a classical explanation first, especially phenomena at room temperature, or low energy, when quantum effects are small. Although this text is primarily concerned with classical explanations in a logical, self-consistent sequence, they are related to microscopic (quantum) explanations at each stage.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603729811-9780710201577. It was written by the following authors: E. R. Dobbs. Book Electricity and Magnetism - Student Physics Series, which can be read online, published by the company: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Medicine, Science, Technology. The book was published on 1984-05-31 00:00:00. It has 132 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 167 g. File for download Electricity and Magnetism - Student Physics Series has PDF format and is called electricity-and-magnetism-student-physics-series.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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