In this the mathematical theory of electricity and magnetism pdf for students his intention is to give ‘an account of the fundamental principles of the mathematical theory of electricity and magnetism and their more important applications, using only simple mathematics.’

## About The The Mathematical Theory of Electricity and Magnetism, 5th Edition Book

The questions of mathematical analysis which are treated in the text have been inserted in the places where they are first needed for the development of the physical theory, in the belief that, in many cases, the mathematical and physical theories illuminate one another by being studied simultaneously. For example, brief sketches of the theories of spherical, zonal and ellipsoidal harmonics are given in the chapter on Special Problems in Electrostatics, interwoven with the study of harmonic potentials and electrical applications: Stokes’ Theorem is similarly given in connection with the magnetic vector-potential, and so on. One result of this arrangement is to destroy, at least in appearance, the balance of the amounts of space allotted to the different parts of the subject. For instance, more than half the book appears to be devoted to Electrostatics, but this space will, perhaps, not seem excessive when it is noticed how many of the pages in the Electrostatic part of the the mathematical theory of electricity and magnetism pdf are devoted to non-electrical subjects in applied mathematics (potential-theory, theory of stress, or in pure mathematics (green’s Theorem, harmonic analysis, complex variable, Fourier’s series, conjugate functions, curvilinear coordinates.