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Classical Electrodynamics

by John David Jackson

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A soul crushing technical manual written by a sadist that has served as the right of passage for physics PhDs since the dawn of time. Every single one of my professors studied this book, and every single one of them hates it with a passion. While I've no intention of becoming a professor, I still wonder, will my colleagues also inflict this torture on their students? Will the cycle be perpetuated ad infinitum? How many more aspiring physicists will we leave battered and bruised at the gates of insanity before switching to a textbook that seeks to make electrodynamics clear and intuitive rather than a mind-numbing trip through the seventh circle of hell? ( )
  barriboy | Jan 25, 2016 |
I liked chapter 10. That's about it. ( )
  nocklebeast | Jan 17, 2009 |
This book is not fun to read, but it is pretty complete. It is still the standard text for electrodynamics in graduate school. ( )
  nealjking | Apr 9, 2008 |
"Jackson E&M is about learning how to approximate reliably...the entire book, with few exceptions, is a mathematical discussion on how to solve [the same] 4 problems for different boundary conditions."
  aproustian | Oct 2, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 047130932X, Hardcover)

A revision of the defining book covering the physics and classical mathematics necessary to understand electromagnetic fields in materials and at surfaces and interfaces. The third edition has been revised to address the changes in emphasis and applications that have occurred in the past twenty years.

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