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Principles of Magnetostatics

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  • Date Published: July 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107161122

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  • The subject of magnetostatics - the mathematical theory that describes the forces and fields resulting from the steady flow of electrical currents - has a long history. By capturing the basic concepts, and building towards the computation of magnetic fields, this book is a self-contained discussion of the major subjects in magnetostatics. Overviews of Maxwell's equations, the Poisson equation, and boundary value problems pave the way for dealing with fields from transverse, axial and periodic magnetic arrangements and assemblies of permanent magnets. Examples from accelerator and beam physics give up-to-date context to the theory. Furthermore, both complex contour integration and numerical techniques (including finite difference, finite element, and integral equation methods) for calculating magnetic fields are discussed in detail with plentiful examples. Both theoretical and practical information on carefully selected topics make this a one-stop reference for magnet designers, as well as for physics and electrical engineering undergraduate students.

    • Brief discussions of fundamental topics provide readers of varying backgrounds with an accessible route into the new material in later chapters
    • Includes a detailed discussion of calculating magnetic fields and forces using contour integration techniques, not covered in most standard textbooks
    • Gives useful practical information for designing a magnetic field
    • Selective with topics to provide a self-contained reference on magnetostatics
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '[Principles of Magnetostatics] is a well-written combination of physics theory, application, and magnet design. The work will be of interest to physicists, engineers, and (of course) magnet designers. Also, an undergraduate that has completed the typical introductory physics and mathematics sequence should be adequately prepared to handle the presented material. … based on the examples given and the interesting design challenges, the reviewer believes this text can work well as a supplement to an upper-division physics course in electricity and magnetism. It will certainly be an excellent starting point for any individual interested in pursuing studies in magnet design and field analysis.' E. Kincanon, Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107161122
    • length: 314 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.76kg
    • contains: 130 b/w illus. 12 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Basic concepts
    2. Magnetic materials
    3. Potential theory
    4. Conductor-dominant transverse fields
    5. Complex analysis of transverse fields
    6. Iron-dominant transverse fields
    7. Axial field configurations
    8. Periodic magnetic channels
    9. Permanent magnets
    10. Time-varying fields
    11. Numerical methods
    Appendices: A. Symbols and SI units
    B. Vector analysis
    C. Bessel functions
    D. Legendre functions
    E. Complex variable analysis
    F. Complete elliptic integrals

  • Author

    Richard C. Fernow
    Richard C. Fernow received his PhD from Syracuse University for work on particle physics, and worked at Brookhaven National Laboratory. He contributed to the optimization of the coil design for collider magnets and made calculations of magnetic fields in solenoid channels. He is a member of the American Physical Society.

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