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Electromagnetic Processes
Robert J. Gould

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"Electromagnetic Processes is a lucid exposition of the physics that is fundamental for much of modern physics. Since our entire observational understanding of the universe thus far relies on such processes, this book is a timely addition to the lexicon for astronomy and astrophysics, for which its clear exposition of Compton scattering in the relativistic limit, for example, provides a welcome addition to the literature. Gould has wisely chosen to use cgs units, which makes its applications and familiarity to the astrophysicist that much more direct. Gould writes in a clear and complete style, with interesting historical notes to complement and accent the derivations. This book fills the gap between Jackson and Rybicki and Lightman and will serve both reference and textbook needs."--Jonathan E. Grindlay, Robert Treat Paine Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University

"Electromagnetic Processes fills an important niche in the spectrum of advanced texts on radiation processes for graduate students and professional astrophysicists. Gould provides a clear connection between classical and quantum treatments of basic processes like Compton scattering and bremsstrahlung, in both the non-relativistic and relativistic regimes. Standard texts generally provide a sketchy overview of the QED corrections, while books on QED itself are often difficult to weed through for the needed formulae. I highly recommend this book for those seeking a more complete overview of the basic physics of the interaction of radiation with charged particles."--Steven M. Kahn, Stanford University

"Electromagnetic Processes succeeds brilliantly in providing a unified treatment of the foundations of classical and quantum electrodynamics with clarity and scholarship and highlighting the intellectual beauty of the subject. This is the book to which students and researchers will turn as they struggle to solve problems in the countless applications of electrodynamics."--Roger Blandford, Stanford University

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