Electrodynamics of Materials

Electrodynamics of Materials : Forces, Stresses and Energies in Solids and Fluids

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This book is a detailed treatment of volume and surface force-densities and mechanical stresses in electrically and/or magnetically polarized bodies. The classical approach applies equally well to the electric and/or to the magnetic case. The issue of computation of force densities in materials is still a controversial one, but it is very important in many practical applications. These include the design of electric machines and various power apparatus, permanent magnet devices, and piezo-electric actuators and sensors. By combining electrodynamic theory, continuum mechanics and classical thermodynamics, important and reliable formulas for force densities are derived and settled. In particular, the well-known controversy between the Helmholtz and the Kelvin formulas for force densities in linear fluid dielectrics is analyzed in detail in the light of existing experimental results.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 157 x 235.7 x 22.1mm | 661.87g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0121082601
  • 9780121082604

Table of contents

Notes on Continuum Mechanics and Classical Thermodynamics. Electrostatic Interactions Among Charges and Dipoles in Free Space. Electrostatic Interactions in the Presence of Conducting Bodies in Free Space. Electrostatic Interactions in the Presence of Fluid Dielectric Bodies. Electrostatic Interactions in the Presence of Solid Dielectric Bodies. Magnetostatic Interactions Among Currents in Free Space. Magnetostatic Interactions in the Presence of Fluid Conducting Bodies. Magnetostatic Interactions in the Presence of Magnetized Bodies. Subject Index. Author Index.
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About Scipione Bobbio

Scipione Bobbio has been professor of Principles of Electronic Engineering since 1979. He is a scientific consultant of the major laboritories in the world in the sector of controlled thermonuclear fusion. He is the author of two physics textbooks, one devoted soley to electromagnetism and one to optics; two texts on exercises in electrotechnics; and about seventy scientific papers on applied electromagnetism, published in major international journals.
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