Book Name: Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4th Edition
Author: David J. Griffiths
What Makes Introduction to Electrodynamics by David J. Griffiths a Popular Book?
Electrodynamics is defined as that part of mechanics that discusses about the relation between currents and magnetic fields or interaction between them. Electric Current and Magnetic field are closely related to each other and the relation between these two is shortly termed as electrodynamics.
The Millikan Medalist David J. Griffiths is a popular writer and scientist. David J. Griffiths is a teacher and he teaches in many famous universities of United States of America including University of Utah, University of Massachusetts (Amherst). He also taught at Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Trinity College (Hartford).His recent research topics includes Electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. He wrote the following three famous books on electrodynamics and quantum mechanics.
Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4th Edition
Introduction to Elementary Particles
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd edition
We are going to discuss the salient features of Introduction to Thermodynamics 4th ed. by David J. Griffiths. This book is one of the most suggested book for the junior or senior level of electricity and magnetism classes. Most of the teachers of physics while teaching students electrodynamics suggests to have a copy of this book as their textbook and this is the reason of its becoming more and more popular day by day. But the question is, why everyone suggests this book?
Introduction to Electrodynamics is mostly famous for its clear,concise and topic oriented clarification. Throughout the book the author tries to move you with the continuing words to the world of electrodynamics. You will never feel in boredom while reading this book because every topic is managed to the top level of information with easy explanations. This book discusses not only the basic theories of electrodynamics but also its applications like antennas, plasmas, transmission lines etc.
There are several changes were made in the 4th edition of Introduction to Electrodynamics. In short the changes are-
- Addition of new examples and problems
- Text ambiguities are eliminated and corrected.
- All figures are checked for accuracy and user-friendliness.
- New section on magnetic work has been added to the previous text.
- Citations are more clear and understandable.
- Clarifications to many texts that were unclear in the previous editions.