Physical framework and models

Franck Assous, Patrick Ciarlet, Simon Labrunie

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The aim of this first chapter is to present the physics framework of electromagnetism, in relation to the main sets of equations, that is, Maxwell’s equations and some related approximations. In that sense, it is neither a purely physical nor a purely mathematical point of view. The term model might be more appropriate: sometimes, it will be necessary to refer to specific applications in order to clarify our purpose, presented in a selective and biased way, as it leans on the authors’ personal view. This being stated, this chapter remains a fairly general introduction, including the foremost models in electromagnetics. Although the choice of such applications is guided by our own experience, the presentation follows a natural structure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Mathematical Sciences (Switzerland)
Number of pages71
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameApplied Mathematical Sciences (Switzerland)
ISSN (Print)0066-5452
ISSN (Electronic)2196-968X


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