These collected essays offer a forum where arguments for modification or extension of standard Maxwell's approach are presented. Authors have been selected for their ability to provide a novel and mathematically rigorous insight on deeply rooted difficulties of classical electrodynamics. Among the contributors, one can find the last work of recently deceased Nobel Prize Prof. Prigogin. The intended audience is primarily physicists wanting an honest account of fundamental difficulties seldom discussed in most texts. An objective discussion of many possible alternative views will help to fulfill the main aim of this book: to renounce the arrogant conviction in that a full and non-contradictory picture of electromagnetic phenomena has been constructed. The exhaustion and erosion of the conventional approach and the emergence of novel formulations claim the end of the road paved by our predecessors, and it is now believed the time is ripe for a transition of fundamental ideas.
Publisher: Rinton Press. Inc. Princeton, New Jersey (February 2004)
Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.2 x 9.0 inches