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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This is a staple of any serious Physics library. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He writes to the student, saying how “you” need to do this, and sometimes how “I” prefer to do that. Table of Contents 1. It gives students a good physical understanding of the subject and provides the tools a student needs to solve EM problems.

The two editions 3rd and 4th are pretty much the same. Jun 14, 7. This is one of my all-time favorite reference books.

Introduction to Electrodynamics by David J. Griffiths

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Feb 07, Bibi Francis rated it it was amazing. Seriously one of the best stories ever told. It will start you out with just static electric fields, then into magnetic fields and then how they work together dynamically. You will have to use this book, and you will love it, or two muscular men will come into your apartment, beat you up, and desecrate your rug that really ties the room together.

It was so good, Griffitha read it twice! The one thing that I don’t like about this book is its solutions to problems which is the another book which I think was hastily and poorly written and don’t do justice to this book. 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!


SaitamaFeb 3, To see what your friends thought of gridfiths book, please sign up. One good skill my professor taught us is that good grad students have 1 or 2 extra books to supplement the required text.

The book is well-organized and written in semi-conversational language which greatly relieved the effort I spent on trying to comprehend the material. View all 3 comments.

Potentials griffits Fields Feb 28, Charudatta Manwatkar rated it it was amazing. Do you already have an account? Mar 10, 2. Electrodynamics and Relativity Appendix A: If you want to a good mathematical approach to learning Electricity and Magnetism, Griffiths is your man. If you want to go further in electrodynamics, then you are probably looking more at magnetohydrodynamics MHD theory and quantumchromodynamics QCD theory.

Oct 29, Adam Lantos rated it it was amazing. Does anyone know a book on Quantum Mechanics with a similar spirit?

There were folks in my class who didn’t take the honors intro physics sequence who still got A’s in grifgiths course. This book is the paragon of fine textbook writing. Jun 14, 6.

While students need to be quite comfortable with calculus to deal with the notation, the explanations are elementary Other than getting used to full vector notation in calculus, there is really no reason to teach from any other electrodynamics book at the undergraduate level. The first half teaches you to calculate electric fields created by unmoving charges and magnetic fields created by steady currents, both in empty space and in solid objects, by gradually introducing Maxwell’s equations and related ideas.

Some people are somewhat put off by the informal, conversational writing style, the way it forces you to work through problems rather than handing everything to you, and it’s somewhat non-standard notation.

The way he writes his books is wonderfully unique- as if he were delivering a public lecture, with all the tiny little jokes, while at the same time not missing out the much required mathematics. Nov 28, Mgt. Preview — Introduction to Electrodynamics by David J. What I’m getting at here is that Griffiths is dense, and it’s problems really require a group of people to work with and a knowledgeable advisor if you actually want to learn WELL from it.


It has the right balance of mathematics and intuitive discussion.

Introduction to Electrodynamics

But to a normal person who just wants to eat salad and bananas, it can be a little hard to digest. Feb 14, Aug 31, Griffjths rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: 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 the text grifriths and some of the problems were changed, though most are exactly the same.

Quotes from Introduction to E The chapter beautifully explains the concept in a way and that other books centered on STR cannot. Griffiths’ writes in a down-to-earth, simple fashion, so you don’t get caught up in jargon and verbosity. It gives a good physical understanding of the matter, but not to the same extent as Griffiths. Every book should be this book. For those who have used this book.

I am sad that it is the only book used at some schools as the last few chapters especially relativity are not as good as earlier ones and it does not cover some topics like electrodynamics thoroughly.