Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4th ed. by David Griffiths. Corrections to the Instructor’s Solution Manual. (These corrections have been made. Check out this link %20To% 20Electrodynamics% or Introduction to Electrodynamics (3rd Edition). Introduction to Electrodynamics has ratings and 80 reviews. DJ said: This book is the paragon of fine textbook writing. Griffith discusses experime.

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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. If you want to go further in electrodynamics, then you are probably looking more at magnetohydrodynamics MHD theory and quantumchromodynamics QCD theory.

It doesn’t follow the serious tone of a typical textbook whic This is a book that always provides intuition behind everything.

Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4th Edition

Jun 24, Gilang rated it liked it. Very clear, concise, and, believe it or not, funny. Not just one of the best textbooks on Electrodynamics, but it’s one introsuction the best textbooks I’ve ever read!

His lucid language and clear explanation and sometimes quirky humor makes the subject a cakewalk. Feb 28, Charudatta Manwatkar rated it it was amazing.

The first half teaches you to calculate electric fields created by unmoving charges and magnetic fiel “It can be covered comfortably in two semesters,” but unfortunately I’m not d.j.griffitsh 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.

Sign In We’re sorry! Jun 26, Michelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: Its lean and focused approach employs numerous new examples and problems. That’s a shame, because it meant missing the heart of the textbook, even though the author tries to give geometrical and intuitive explanations too where at all possible.


Introduction to Electrodynamics

It’s awesome book, explains all stuff. For an example, one of the later chapters in the book gives a b introduction to the theory of special relativity. Slectrodynamics clearly on basic electromagnetic theory, providing a sound platform for future exploration of related applications such as AC circuits, antennas, transmission lines, plasmas, optics, etc. In short, there’s a good balance with the level of difficulty of the problem sets here – which to me is important for learning.

My favorite is chapter 9. Signed out You have successfully signed out and will be required to sign back in should you need to download more resources. He writes to the student, saying how “you” need to do this, and sometimes how “I” prefer to do that.

Then chapter 7 is the climax. Best textbook I’ve ever had the pleasure and it really was a pleasure of reading.

Although I’ve never had a class that has required this textbook, I frequently found myself using it as a reference in courses I took electrodynamice optics and fields and waves, and even for brushing up my vector math skills. Taylor has a very similar spirit: This book is an introduction on electricity and magnetism covering: This book is the bible for an upper-level undergraduate physics course, or even for self-study of electricity and magnetism. Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4th Edition.

The book is well-organized and written in semi-conversational language which greatly relieved the effort I spent on trying to comprehend the material. For more advanced material you’ll need Jackson, but Griffiths smooths the way tremendously.

If you want to a good mathematical approach to learning Electricity and Magnetism, Griffiths is your man.

Please Add Book Cover. While students need to be quite comfortable with calculus to deal with the notation, the explanations are elementary and clear. Jackson is a graduate text and may be a stress for undergrads. Having this book in my possession was a huge improvement. Intuitive pictures and explanations accompany any abstract proof. 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.


Griffiths is a great textbook writer. This book on the other hand is very clear. This work offers accesible coverage of the fundamentals of electrodynamics, enhanced with with discussion points, examples and exercises. Oct 29, Adam Lantos rated it it was amazing. New to This Edition. To view it, click here. Shankar’s “Principles of Quantum Mechanics” offers a nice introduction with underlying prerequisite …more Haven’t read it in its electrodynaimcs yetbut R.

Much of the math is overly-shortcutted for my tastes, but that is why the book is so thin.

The best part about this for 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.

To be honest, I first tried winging it, only reading handouts and lecture notes.

Apr 20, Peyton rated it really liked it. David Griffiths, I salute you sir.

Griffiths, Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4th Edition | Pearson

Jul 13, Philip rated it it was amazing. He held post-doctoral positions at the University of Utah and the University of Massachusetts Amherstand taught at Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Trinity College Hartford before joining the faculty at Reed College, where he has taught for over 30 years.

The writing style is really special: