Electricity and Magnetism

Electricity and Magnetism

Authors : R Murugeshan

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About the Author

R Murugeshan :-
MPhil, was formerly head of Physics Department, Vivekananda College, Tiruvedakam. He obtained his MSc degree in applied physics from Calicut University and MPhil degree from Madurai Kamaraj University with specialisation in solar energy. He has 35 years of teaching experience at undergraduate level. A prolific author, Mr. Murugeshan has written several textbooks for under-graduate physics students, such as Modern Physics, Allied Physics, Properties of Matter and Acoustics for BSc, Thermal Physics, Physics-I, Optics and Spectroscopy, Properties of Matter — all published by S Chand And Company Ltd, New Delhi.

About the Book

This tenth, extensively revised edition of Electricity and Magnetism continues to provide students a detailed presentation of the fundamental principles, synthesis and physical interpretation of electric & magnetic fields. It follows full vector treatment in discussing topics such as electrostatics, magnetostatics, DC circuits, AC circuits, electrodynamics and electromagnetic waves. While retaining its modern outlook to the subject, this new edition has been revised as per the latest syllabi of various universities. Students pursuing BSc Physics course would find this textbook extremely useful.


1. Electric Charges and Fields 
2. Gauss's Law and its Applications 
3. Electric Potential 
4. Capacitors and Electrometers 
5. Dielectrics 
6. Steady Currents 
7. Motion of Charged Particles in Electric and Magnetic Fields
8. Thermo-electricity 
9. Chemical Effect of Electric Current 
10. Magnetostatics (Magnetic Effect of Electric Current) 
11. Electromagnetic Induction 
12. Transient Currents (Varying Currents) 
13. Alternating Current 
14. Magnetic Properties of Materials
15. Maxwell's Equations and Electromagnetic Waves

Key Features

  • Numerous theorems and their corresponding proofs in every chapter
  • Enriched with close to 1200 figures/tables and examples for better understanding of the concepts
  • 1400+ engaging chapter-end problems and MCQs to test student's understating of the concepts