Here are my solutions to various problems in David J. Griffiths’s excellent textbook Introduction to Electrodynamics, Third Edition. Obviously I can’t offer any . Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4th ed. by David Griffiths. Corrections to the Instructor’s Solution Manual. (These corrections have been made. INSTFIUCTOFFS SOLUTIONS MANUAL INTRODUCTION to ELECTRODYNAMICS Third Edition David J. Griffiths.
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I love this book. Taylor has a very similar spirit: Does anyone know a book on Quantum Mechanics with a similar spirit? Shankar’s “Principles of Quantum Mechanics” offers a nice griiffiths with underlying prerequisite …more Haven’t read it in its gritfiths yetbut R. Shankar’s “Principles of Quantum Mechanics” offers a nice introduction with underlying prerequisite mechanics and mathematics.
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Introduction to Electrodynamics by David J. Griffiths
Aug 31, DJ rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This book is the paragon of fine textbook writing. Griffith discusses experiment, history, and griffiiths alongside one another.
Every great equation is preceded by a discussion of the physics behind it and when you do reach that beautiful equation, you understand every piece. Intuitive pictures and explanations accompany any abstract proof. Doing the exercises is like unwrapping a present; each leading the student to discover some new and interesting facet of the material most recently presented.
T This book is the paragon of fine textbook writing. There are frequent attempts to unify concepts and keep the griffiiths picture in mind. This is the kind of textbook that a self-motivated learner read: I’m just starting rgiffiths Quantum Mechanics book and long for the day after when I can crack open that Elementary Particles book. David Griffiths, I salute you sir. View all 3 comments.
May 25, Laurel rated it it was amazing. Every book should be this book. I am taking a class involving this book again, and have been reacquainted with how awesome it is. It is in fact almost unnecessary to take a class to learn the material if you have this book and enough motivation. Some people are somewhat put off by the informal, conversational writing style, the way it forces you to work through problems rather than handing grifiths to you, and it’s somewhat non-standard notation.
I must say, if the writing style is more difficul Every book should be this book. Of course, having worked with the author, I have gricfiths added bonus of hearing his voice saying the words in this book when I read it, which grkffiths adds something.
As for notation, i-hat, j-hat and k-hat are dumb and add needless letter clutter. David’s notation is better, except that the r-prime geiffiths location of charge and the r-prime for r variable under the integral sign can be confused when you’re just quickly looking something up.
Introduction to Electrodynamics
If I could change anything about this book, I’d put the solutions to the problems in the back. Jan 01, Ivan Idris rated it really liked it. Griffitbs book is an introduction on electricity and magnetism covering: In my opinion the majority of the examples are a bit abstract.
Still the explanations are clear and the main points are indicated in such a way that you cannot miss them. To be honest, I first tried winging it, only reading handouts and lecture notes. This was a big mistake. Having this book in my possession was a huge improvement. Jan 20, Michael Nielsen rated it it was amazing. The best introductory book about electromagnetism. For more advanced material you’ll need Jackson, but Griffiths smooths the way tremendously.
Nov 29, Nevena rated it it grirfiths amazing. It was so good, I read it twice! I also walked out of the exam with an A, yay me! May 31, Mohammad Sherafati rated it really liked it Shelves: Nov 17, Newton rated it it was amazing.
If you want to a good mathematical approach to learning Electricity and Magnetism, Griffiths is your man. He treats the subject with just the griffitbs level of rigor, griffits you understand why the equations and principles are the way they are, but not at the point where you are swamped with burdensome grad school math.
The order in which he presents the topics is perfect; each new topic builds on the previous topics. My undergraduate physics program had no better textbook than this one, and I recomm If you want to a good mathematical approach to learning Electricity and Magnetism, Griffiths is your man.
Aug 30, Chandra Prakash rated it it was amazing. Best Book ever to start Electrodynamics! I wish I had read it when, I first heard about electromagnetic fields.
It’s awesome griiffiths, explains all stuff. The most interesting point was “why charges reside on surface at electrostatic equilibrium?
If that’s not the case then it won’t be electrostatic but “this configuration has minimum energy which makes the system more stable and that’s why charges tend to reside on surface if they can! Jul 02, Mobin Shakeri rated it it was amazing. Jul 24, Langsguyar Arteaga rated it it was amazing. The best book ever to learn electrodynamics! Feb 07, Bibi Francis rated it it was amazing. This review has been hidden because griffith contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. Feb 23, Muhammad Mossad rated it really liked it Shelves: If he could have just made the special relativity part higher level and added more exercises for Mikowski-Raum in order it to be -for grjffiths easier with 4th-dimensional problems.
Aug 30, Roshan Shrestha rated it it was amazing. Introduction to Electrodynamics is probably the best book I have read on Electrodynamics at the Introductory level, though I have heard great reviews on the Classical Electrodynamics by Jackson which is what I am planning to read very soon. This book presents the subject matter in a very informal way which is what Griffiths is successful on explaining the boring subject at times in an articulate way. The best part about this for me was the chapter on Vector Analysis which most book fails at sinc Introduction to Electrodynamics is probably the best book I have read on Electrodynamics at the Introductory level, though I have heard great reviews on the Classical Electrodynamics by Jackson which is what I am planning to read very soon.
E&j best part about this e&&m me was the chapter on Vector Analysis which most book fails at since vector is core to understanding Electrodynamics and this book devotes an entire chapter for learning vectors. If you are planning to study just the basic part of Electrodynamics, then you can study up to chapter 6-Magnetic Fields in Matter and skip the remaining Chapters, but I suggest you to study the remaining chapters as well.
The problems in the book are average ones, not so gdiffiths and not so easy, so if you give some time to yourself, yriffiths can easily solve them. I bought the International edition of this book and I am happy with the Quality of the pages and book. The one thing that I don’t like about this book is griffitgs solutions to problems which is the another book which I think was hastily and poorly written and don’t do justice to this book.
The one book which might groffiths a tough competition to this book is Electricity and Magnetism by purcell. Nonetheless, a great book for all the Electrodynamics fans. Jan 25, Silvio Curtis rated griffits really liked it.
That’s a shame, because it meant missing the heart griffithe the textbook, even though the author tries to give geometrical and intuitive explanations too where at all possible.
The first half teaches you to calculate electric fields created by unmoving charges and magnetic fiel griffkths can be covered comfortably in two semesters,” but unfortunately I’m not taking a class on this and don’t have two semesters to spend on it, so I had to skip or skim most of the math and read for definitions and basic ideas.
The first half teaches you to calculate electric fields created by unmoving charges and griffitha fields created by steady currents, both in empty space and in solid objects, by gradually introducing Maxwell’s equations and related ideas. The second half explores what happens when the charges move and accelerate.
It shows how the laws of electromagnetic waves and radiation are related to Maxwell’s equations – I really wished I was following the math at that point! I own both the 3rd and 4th editions of this book and pretty much the only difference is a few tweaks in the text explanations griffitys some of the problems were changed, though most are exactly the same. Also the 4th edition is griffitbs bit thinner and has a way nicer cover.
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This is pretty much accepted as the best book out there for learning electrodynamics. Very good explanations, probably the best example problems of any textbook I’ve had, and very thorough.
It will start you out with just static electri I own both the 3rd and 4th editions of this book and pretty much the only difference is a few tweaks in griftiths text explanations and some of the problems were changed, though most are exactly the same.
It will start you out with just static electric fields, then into magnetic fields and then how they work together dynamically.