*by Parry H. Moon, Domina Eberle Spencer*

Pages: 320

Publisher: Dover

Year: 2013

ISBN: 0486497038

**Description**

Defined by the authors as "a serious attempt to develop electrodynamics on a postulational basis and to define each concept in the most general way," this advanced undergraduate text takes a logical rather than historical approach. The treatment presupposes some knowledge of electricity and magnetism, making substantial use of vector analysis.

The first ten chapters employ a nonrelativistic perspective, covering fields, basic concepts, Maxwell's equations, charges with no relative motion and charges in uniform motion, accelerated charges, skin effect, waves, wave guides, and antennas. The final two chapters explore moving systems and relativistic electrodynamics. Numerous figures illuminate the text, and appendixes offer useful information on notation, differential equations, and other topics.

*by Parry H. Moon, Domina Eberle Spencer*

Pages: 412

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Year: 1986 / 2005 (pb)

ISBN: 0521019001

ISBN: 978-0521019002

ISBN: 0521245850

ISBN: 978-0521245852

**Websites:**en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holor

**Description**

The word holor is a term coined by the authors to describe a mathematical entity that is made up of one or more independent quantities, and includes complex numbers, scalars, vectors, matrices, tensors, quaternions, and other hypernumbers. Holors, thus defined, have been known for centuries but each has been developed more or less independently, accompanied by separate nomenclature and theory. This book demonstrates how these complicated subjects can be made simple by using a single notation that applies to all holors, both tensor and nontensor. The authors consider all possible types of holors and develop holor algebra and holor calculus in the most general sense. Thus the reader will learn to develop a new holor that fits the application, rather than forcing an application onto a holor representation that is known but that does not perfectly describe the application. The discussion includes nontensors having no transformation and holors that transform in more complicated ways than allowed with ordinary tensors. This opens up the possibility to devise a holor for a new physical application, without being limited to a few conventional types of holor. This book should establish a method by which students and teachers can learn vector and tensor analysis via a uniform treatment. Graduate students and professionals in engineering, physics. applied mathematics, chemistry, biology, psychology, and other analytical sciences should find this to be a useful and innovative work.

**Book Description**

Attempts to simplify the complexities of the holor a mathematical entity made up of one or more independent quantities including most hypernumbers, such as complex numbers, scalars, vectors, matrices, tensors, quaternions. Considers all types of holors and develops a holor algebra and a holor calculus.

*by Parry H. Moon, Domina Eberle Spencer*

Pages: 267

Publisher: MIT Press

Year: 1981

ISBN: 0262131668

ISBN: 978-0262131667

*by Parry H. Moon, Domina Eberle Spencer*

Pages: 322

Publisher: D. C. Heath / Raytheon Educational Company

Year: 1969 / 1971 / 1981

ISBN: 066961887X

ISBN: 978-0669618877

ISBN: B0006DXDVE

**Description**

This text is intended as a one-term course for senior and graduate students. A knowledge of partial differential equations is obviously necessary for advanced work, not only in mathematics, but also in physics, and today even in engineering. Various instructional methods have been used to meet this need. At present, however, there is a complete lack of agreement on coverage, on order of presentation, and on degree of mathematical sophistication required of the student. available textbooks range from those specializing in existence proofs to those dealing exclusively with practical applications.

In writing the present text, we have tried to steer the middle course which will not be objectionable to the e-mathematician, but which will also cover the best procedure in solving the equations of physics.

*by Parry H. Moon, Domina Eberle Spencer*

Pages: 236

Publisher: Springer Verlag

Year: 1961 / 1988

ISBN: 0387184309

ISBN: 978-0387184302

ISBN: 0387027327

ISBN: 978-0387027326

**Description**

This classic handbook has assisted physicists and engineers with the mathematics of coordinate transformations for nearly half a century. Written at the height of their productivity in 1961, Moon & Spencer's handbooks remain indispensible.

"Let us first state exactly what this book is and what it is not. It is a compendium of equations for the physicist and the engineer working with electrostatics, magnetostatics, electric currents, electromagnetic fields, heat flow, gravitation, diffusion, optics, or acoustics. It tabulates the properties of 40 coordinate systems, states the Laplace and Helmholtz equations in each coordinate system, and gioves the separation equations and their solutions. But it is not a textbook and it does not cover relativistic and quantum phenomena.

"The history of classical physics may be regarded as an interplay between two ideas, the concept of *action-at-a-distance* and the concept of a *field*...

"In most cases, the field approach has shown itself to be the more powerful. A partial differential equation is solved, and boundary conditions are fitted to give a unique solution of the problem. The partial differential equations of classical physics, considered in this book, are the Laplace equation, Poisson equation, diffusion equation, scalar wave equation, and vector wave equation. Several methods of handling these equations are possible, but separation of variables is generally the most valuable. The procedure is as follows:

- Transform the partial differential equation into the coordinate system that fits the geometry of the problem.
- Separate this equation into three ordinary differential equations.
- Obtain solutions of these ordinary differential equations.
- Build up the unique solution that fits the boundary conditions, using as building blocks the particular solutions obtained in (3)

... Most of the labor, however, occurs in the first three steps; and these parts of the solution can be completed, once for all, and the results tabulated. This is the purpose of the Handbook - to remove the drudgery from the field solutions so that the scientists can concentrate on (4), the unique and imporatnt part of the work. No such tables have been available previously..." - *From the Preface*

*by Parry H. Moon, Domina Eberle Spencer*

Pages: 540

Publisher: D. Van Nostrand Co.

Year: 1961

ISBN: 0442054890

ISBN: 978-0442054892

*by Parry H. Moon, Domina Eberle Spencer*

Pages: 314

Publisher: D. Van Nostrand Co.

Year: 1960

ISBN: B0000CKWGE

**Description**

Defined by the authors as "a serious attempt to develop electrodynamics on a postulational basis and to define each concept in the most general way," this advanced undergraduate text takes a logical rather than historical approach. The treatment presupposes some knowledge of electricity and magnetism, making substantial use of vector analysis.

The first ten chapters employ a nonrelativistic perspective, covering fields, basic concepts, Maxwell's equations, charges with no relative motion and charges in uniform motion, accelerated charges, skin effect, waves, wave guides, and antennas. The final two chapters explore moving systems and relativistic electrodynamics. Numerous figures illuminate the text, and appendixes offer useful information on notation, differential equations, and other topics.