By (author) Fulvio Melia
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Electrodynamics by Fulvio Melia
Book DescriptionPractically all of modern physics deals with fields functions of space (or spacetime) that give the value of a certain quantity, such as the temperature, in terms of its location within a prescribed volume. Electrodynamics is a comprehensive study of the field produced by (and interacting with) charged particles, which in practice means almost all matter. Fulvio Melia's "Electrodynamics" offers a concise, compact, yet complete treatment of this important branch of physics. Unlike most of the standard texts, "Electrodynamics" neither assumes familiarity with basic concepts nor ends before reaching advanced theoretical principles. Instead this book takes a continuous approach, leading the reader from fundamental physical principles through to a relativistic Lagrangian formalism that overlaps with the field theoretic techniques used in other branches of advanced physics. Avoiding unnecessary technical details and calculations, "Electrodynamics" will serve both as a useful supplemental text for graduate and advanced undergraduate students and as a helpful overview for physicists who specialize in other fields."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226519586
(230mm x 155mm x 15mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 8-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Fulvio Melia
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High-Energy Astrophysics, Paperback (January 2009)
High-energy astrophysics involves the study of exceedingly dynamic and energetic phenomena occurring near the most extreme celestial objects known to exist, such as black holes, neutron stars, white dwarfs, and supernova remnants. This title introduces topics at the forefront of research, including relativistic particles, and energetic radiation.
Galactic Supermassive Black Hole, Paperback (March 2007)
The closest galactic nucleus in the universe, Sagittarius A* can provide us with a realistic expectation of learning about the physics of strong gravitational fields. This book provides an overview of the ideas and discoveries pertaining to the supermassive black hole at the galactic center known as Sagittarius A*.
Edge of Infinity, Hardback (September 2003)» View all books by Fulvio Melia
Answers to some of the most intriguing questions now being asked about black holes.
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Author Biography - Fulvio Melia
Fulvio Melia is professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Arizona. He is coeditor of "The Central Parsecs of the Galaxy" and scientific editor of "The Astrophysical Journal."
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