No-Nonsense Electrodynamics: A Student Friendly Introduction (Paperback)

Schwichtenberg, Jakob

  • 出版商: Independently Published
  • 出版日期: 2018-12-06
  • 售價: $1,460
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,387
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 312
  • 裝訂: Quality Paper - also called trade paper
  • ISBN: 1790842115
  • ISBN-13: 9781790842117
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Learning Electrodynamics doesn't have to be boring

What if there was a way to learn Electrodynamics without all the usual fluff? What if there were a book that allowed you to see the whole picture and not just tiny parts of it?

Thoughts like this are the reason that No-Nonsense Electrodynamics now exists.

What will you learn from this book?

  • Get to know all fundamental electrodynamical concepts -Grasp why we can describe electromagnetism using the electric and magnetic field, the electromagnetic field tensor and the electromagnetic potential and how these concepts are connected.
  • Learn to describe Electrodynamics mathematically - Understand the meaning and origin of the most important equations: Maxwell's equations & the Lorentz force law.
  • Master the most important electrodynamical systems - read step-by-step calculations and understand the general algorithm we use to describe them.
  • Get an understanding you can be proud of - Learn why Special Relativity owes its origins to Electrodynamics and how we can understand it as a gauge theory.

No-Nonsense Electrodynamics is the most student-friendly book on Electrodynamics ever written.

Here's why.

  • First of all, it's nothing like a formal university lecture. Instead, it's like a casual conservation with a more experienced student. This also means that nothing is assumed to be "obvious" or "easy to see".
  • Each chapter, each section, and each page focusses solely on the goal to help you understand. Nothing is introduced without a thorough motivation and it is always clear where each formula comes from.
  • The book contains no fluff since unnecessary content quickly leads to confusion. Instead, it ruthlessly focusses on the fundamentals and makes sure you'll understand them in detail.

The primary focus on the readers' needs is also visible in dozens of small features that you won't find in any other textbook

  • In total, the book contains more than 100 illustrations that help you understand the most important concepts visually.
  • In each chapter, you'll find fully annotated equations and calculations are done carefully step-by-step. This makes it much easier to understand what's going on.
  • Whenever a concept is used which was already introduced previously, there is a short sidenote that reminds you where it was first introduced and often recites the main points.
  • In addition, there are summaries at the beginning of each chapter that make sure you won't get lost.




正是出於這樣的想法,才有了《No-Nonsense Electrodynamics》這本書。


- 瞭解所有基本的電動力學概念——理解為什麼我們可以用電場和磁場、電磁場張量和電磁勢來描述電磁學,以及這些概念之間的聯繫。
- 學會用數學描述電動力學——理解最重要的方程式的含義和起源:麥克斯韋方程組和洛倫茲力定律。
- 掌握最重要的電動力學系統——閱讀逐步計算,並理解我們用來描述它們的一般算法。
- 獲得一種令你引以為傲的理解——瞭解為什麼狹義相對論起源於電動力學,以及我們如何將其理解為一種規範理論。

《No-Nonsense Electrodynamics》是有史以來最適合學生的電動力學書籍。


- 首先,它完全不像正式的大學講座。相反,它更像是與一位經驗豐富的學生進行的隨意對話。這也意味著不會假設任何內容是“明顯的”或“容易理解的”。
- 每個章節、每個部分和每個頁面都專注於幫助你理解的目標。沒有任何內容是沒有充分動機的,並且每個公式的來源都清晰明確。
- 這本書沒有冗餘內容,因為不必要的內容很容易導致混亂。相反,它無情地專注於基礎知識,並確保你能夠詳細理解它們。


- 整本書共包含100多幅插圖,幫助你以視覺方式理解最重要的概念。
- 每個章節中都有完全註釋的方程式,計算都是逐步進行的。這使得理解正在發生的事情變得更加容易。
- 每當使用先前介紹過的概念時,都會有一個簡短的旁注提醒你它是在哪裡首次介紹的,並經常重述主要觀點。
- 此外,每個章節開始時都有摘要,以確保你不會迷失方向。