Advanced Electromagnetism: Foundations, Theory and Applications

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Advanced Electromagnetism: Foundations, Theory and Applications
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Author Terence W Barrett
Published 1995
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
Pages 791
ISBN 9810220952

This text treats what is conventionally called electromagnetism or Maxwell's theory within the context of Gauge theory or Yang-Mills theory. A major theme of the book is that fields are not stand-alone entities but are defined by their boundary conditions. It has practical relevance to efficient antenna design, understanding forces and stresses in high energy pulses, ring laser gyros, high-speed computer logic elements, efficient transfer of power, parametric conversion and many other devices and systems. Conventional electromagnetism is shown to be an underdeveloped, rather than a completely developed, field of endeavour, with major challenges in development still to be met.

Review:

... it is important to state that Barrett and Grimes have provided a excellent compendium of papers to support the paradigm shift that is occuring and must occur in physical science if we are to accelerate our understanding of the physical world. -- Fusion Information Center, Inc., 1996

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