**Designed as an upper-level undergraduate/beginning graduate text and
as a reference for research scientists, Modern Problems in Classical
Electrodynamics addresses a wide range of topics in modern physics--including
lasers and nonlinear optics--that are not found in other texts. The book
begins with relativistic mechanics and field theory, partly because they
lend unity and beauty to electrodynamics, and also because relativistic
concepts appear frequently throughout the book. Electrostatics and magnetostatics,
waves, continuous media, nonlinear optics, diffraction, and radiation by
moving particles are then covered in depth. The book concludes by returning
to basics with a discussion of the fundamental problems inherent in the
classical theory of electrons. **

*Modern Problems in Classical Electrodynamics* features examples
and homework exercises drawn from condensed-matter physics, particle physics,
optics, and atomic physics. Many of these are experimentally oriented and
help to make the book interesting and relevant to a broad audience. An instructor's manual
including answers to the homework exercises is available to adopters.

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