Book:C.A. Coulson/Electricity/Fifth Edition

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C.A. Coulson: Electricity (5th Edition)

Published $\text {1958}$, Oliver and Boyd.


Subject Matter


Contents

Preface
Preface to Second and Later Editions
chapter $\text{I}$ PRELIINARY SURVEY
1. Electrostatics
2. Electric currents
3. Magnetism
4. Electrodynamics
chapter $\text{II}$ ELECTROSTATICS
5. Law of Force
6. Potential and field for a single charge
7. Field due to several charges
8. Equipotentials and Lines of Force
9. Flux
10. Gauss' Law
11. Deductions from Gauss' Law
12. Examples
chapter $\text{III}$ CONDUCTORS, DIPOLES AND CONDENSERS
13. Conductors
14. Mechanical force on a charged conducting surface
15. Attracted disc electrometer
16. Energy of the electrostatic field
17. Introducing a new conductor lessens the energy
18. Dipoles
19. Forces on dipoles
20. The Electric Double Layer
21. Condensers
22. Mechanical forces on a conductor
23. Examples
chapter $\text{IV}$ DIELECTRICS
24. Dielectric constant
25. Polarisation
26. Electric displacement
27. Parallel plate condenser
28. Energy of the field
29. Minimum energy
30. Stresses in the medium
31. Cavities in a solid dielectric
32. Examples
chapter $\text{V}$ STEADY CURRENTS
33. The current vector
34. Conductivity
35. Differential equations of the field and flow
36. Resistance
37. Heat loss
38. Comparison with electrostatics
39. A worked example
40. Networks
41. The Wheatstone Bridge
42. Heat generated in a network
43. Examples
chapter $\text{VI}$ MAGNETIC EFFECTS OF CURRENTS
44. Magnetic effects of a small coil
45. Electromagnetic units
46. Magnetostatic field
47. Magnetic poles
48. Large coils
49. Solenoids and circular coils
50. Flux theorem for $\mathbf H$
51. Field of a straight wire
52. Volume currents and the Vector Potential
53. Coefficient of mutual induction
54. Coefficient of self-induction
55. Examples
chapter $\text{VII}$ STEADY CURRENTS IN MAGNETIC MATERIAL
56. Magnetic media
57. Magnetic induction
58. Equations of the magnetic field
59. Cavities
60. Potential energy of a small coil
61. Force on current in a magnetic field
62. Force on a moving charge
63. Faraday's disc
64. Magnetic energy
65. Examples
chapter $\text{VIII}$ PERMANENT MAGNETISM
66. Small magnets
67. A worked example
68. Large magnets
69. A uniform bar magnet
70. Energy
71. Terrestrial magnetism
72. Examples
chapter $\text{IX}$ POTENTIAL PROBLEMS
73. Mathematical equivalence of all potential problems
74. Methods available
75. Spherical conductor in a uniform field
76. Dielectric sphere in a uniform field
77. Small magnet in a spherical hole
78. Point charge outside a dielectric sphere
79. A two-dimensional problem in magnetism
80. Another two-dimensional problem
81. Problems with axial symmetry -- a useful device
82. Examples
chapter $\text{X}$ SPECIAL METHODS
83. Uniqueness
84. An application of uniqueness
85. Images in a plane
86. Images with spheres and cylinders
87. Two-dimensional problems, conjugate functions
88. Conformal representation
89. Two worked examples
90. Examples
chapter $\text{XI}$ INDUCTION
91. Electromagnetic induction
92. Proof of induction law for a stationary circuit
93. Proof of induction law for a moving circuit
94. A simple dynamo
95. Induction in a simple circuit
96. Two circuits -- the transformer
97. Generalised law of induction
98. Examples
chapter $\text{XII}$ ALTERNATING-CURRENT THEORY
99. Introduction
100. Impedance and reactance
101. Mathematical justification
102. Bridge circuits
103. Acceptor and rejector circuits
104. Power factor
105. Examples
chapter $\text{XIII}$ MAXWELL'S EQUATIONS
106. Displacement current
107. Maxwell's equations
108. Decay of free charge
109. Electric waves
110. Conducting media
111. Poynting vector
112. The potentials
113. Retarded potentials
114. Potential of a moving electron
115. Recent developments
116. Examples
chapter $\text{XIV}$ UNITS AND DIMENSIONS
117. Dimensions
118. Ratio of e.m.u to e.s.u.
119. Gaussian units
120. Rationalised unis
121. Practical units -- c.g.s. systen
122. m.k.s. units
Note on similarities between $\mathbf E$, $\mathbf D$, $\mathbf B$ and $\mathbf H$
Index


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