Item description for Problems and Solutions on Electromagnetism (Major American Universities Ph.D. Qualifying Questions and Solutions) by Yung-Kuo Lim...
The material for these volumes has been selected from the past twenty years' examination questions for graduate students at University of California at Berkeley, Columbia University, the University of Chicago, MIT, State University of New York at Buffalo, Princeton University and University of Wisconsin.
This volume comprises 440 problems and is divided into five parts:
(I) Electrostatics; (II) Magnetostatic Field and Quasi-Stationary Electromagnetic Field; (III) Circuit Analysis; (IV) Electromagnetic Waves; (V) Relativistic Particle-Field Interactions.
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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.5" Width: 6" Height: 8.5" Weight: 2 lbs.
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN 9810206267 ISBN13 9789810206260
Reviews - What do customers think about Problems and Solutions on Electromagnetism (Major American Universities Ph.D. Qualifying Questions and Solutions)?
Irresponsible Author Nov 12, 2007
As a physicist, I've read several physics books published by professors from different countries. It's the first time and it will be the last time I ever buy books published by these Chinese authors; they appear to be quite irresponsible. I found a few "Typo Errors ??" and requested clarification from the authors and publisher. So far they never reply. It also appears that the authors do not quite understand the subjects well enough to come up with a sound solutions to the problems posed in the book. They seem to memorize formulas in physics rather than having a deep understanding like Dr. Richard Feyman or Dr. David Griffith .etc. DON'T BUY THIS BOOK UNLESS YOU HAVE SOME MONEY TO WASTE.
Best preparation! Apr 19, 2006
This is theeeeee most comprehensive book on the subject!! if you want to dig into E&M further, check out his book on Introduction to Classical Electrodynamics by Y. K. Lim 9971978857 ?IIt's very helpful!! With them, you should have no problem passing the Ph.D. Qual! Good luck!
Only Good If You Attend One of Those Universities Dec 24, 2004
This book is only useful if you attend one of the universities where the questions where adapted from. The problems cover only basic electromagnetics, it does not cover advanced electromagnetic problems such as scattering (physical optics, geometric optics/geometric theory of diffraction,...), mode-matcing, and integral equations. This book only helped me to review statics. Do not buy this book unless you want a basic refresher on electromagnetics.
Studying for your PhD exams? If so, buy this book! Jan 29, 2002
If you work and understand every problem in this book, you will pass your Electrodynamics Ph.D. qualifying exams! That's was my experience!
One of the most useful books I have ever purchased Jan 17, 2002
I purchased this book to assist me in my graduate courses using Jackson's text. Many of the homework assignments were actually problems taken from qualifying exams at different universites, so this book was very helpful for those problems. As for the Jackson problems, one will be lucky to find any help at all (too bad). I strongly recommend this to anyone who is pursuing a graduate physics degree, not only because it is an excellent handbook for the qualifying exam and homework assignments, but also because it is a very well organized source of information on the subject of Electromagnetism.
In addition to this text, I have also purchased the volumes on Quantum Mechanics and Mechanics. Both are as useful as this text, though I have to say that all of them lack a comprehensive index. There are also some errors, but they are few and far between. Also, these books do not provide background on any equations used. They may say something like "With the application of Schrodinger's Equation, this becomes...", yet in the same problem there may have been a step where De Moivre's theorem was applied and the authors have neglected to mention it. I suppose this is useful because if one is using the book as a study guide, it would not be instructive unless one was actually working out the problem, so it is up to the reader to uncover the little details.