By Harry F. Tiersten

ISBN-10: 1461396794

ISBN-13: 9781461396796

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ISBN-13: 9781461396819

This tract is predicated on lecture notes for a path in mechanics that has been provided at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute off and on for the earlier 20 years. The direction is meant to supply graduate scholars in mechanics with an figuring out of electromagnetism and get ready them for reports at the interplay of the electrical and magnetic fields with deformable good continua. As such, it really is critical that the excellence among particle and continuum descriptions of subject be conscientiously made and that the excellence among that that's inherently linear and that that is intrinsically nonlinear be truly delineated. each attainable attempt has been made on my half to accomplish those ends. I desire to recognize the contributions of a few scholars and college who attended the lectures through the years and who, via their questions and proposals, considerably enhanced a number of the sections. This preface wouldn't be whole if i didn't indicate that my curiosity in electromagnetism was once initiated and my perspective in the direction of the advance of the equations was once motivated by means of lectures given through the past due Professor R.D. Mindlin at Columbia collage within the overdue nineteen fifties. i want to thank Professor C. Truesdell for his beneficial feedback, which i believe considerably greater the readability and clarity of the creation, and Dr. M.G. Ancona for his remark about the readability of a massive element in Sec. 1.1.

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Nevertheless, EpdV is still the body force exerted by the electric field vector E on pdV, since the local electric force, which depends on the shape of the surface surrounding the volume element, will be included as part of the mechanical traction. Now, we wish to know what is the body force exerted by the electric field E on polarization P at a region d V. To this end we consider the electric field E (not the force on a unit point charge) in the neighborhood of two point charges + q and - q separated by the distance at, as shown in Figure 16, just as we did in the definition of polarization, and determine the force exerted by E on the two charges and then take the limit of the expression as 1-+ 0 and q -+ 00 while the product Iq -+ m.

15) N, where N denotes a unit vector normal to the curve C and lying in s. Then we have i (E + - E -). 17) for any line element 1 on s and any accompanying N, including in particular any arbitrary infinitesimall and the associated N. 18) as the condition on E across a discontinuity surface S. 19) which says that the tangential component of E is continuous across any surface of discontinuity. Moreover, since in electrostatics E = - V({J, the tangential components of E are determined by the surface gradient of ({J, which is determined by the values of ({J at each point of the surface, and we have the equivalent condition [({J] = K across S, where K is at most a constant, which is physically irrelevant.

From this point of view the so-called singular self energy terms, which have been and always are omitted in the treatment, can actually be shown to vanish because the charge density, although large, is bounded. Furthermore, in the definition of the dipole moment the point charges q(n) do not actually become infinite and the separation i does not actually vanish. Nevertheless, it is mathematically very convenient to employ the point charge and point dipole model and omit the singularities that arise from the simplified model, as we do, because the charges and dipoles then exist at discrete points.

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