Electricity and Magnetism for Mathematicians by Thomas Garrity
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Electricity and Magnetism for Mathematicians by Thomas Garrity

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Acknowledgments of Electricity and Magnetism for Mathematicians

There are many people who have helped in the preparing of this book. First off, an earlier draft was used as the text for a course at Williams College in the fall of 2009.

In this class, Ben Atkinson, Ran Bi, Victoria Borish, Aaron Ford, Sarah Ginsberg, Charlotte Healy, Ana Inoa, Stephanie Jensen, Dan Keneflick, Murat Kologlu, Edgar Kosgey, Jackson Lu, Makisha Maier, Alex Massicotte, Merideth McClatchy,

Nicholas Neumann-Chun, Ellen Ramsey, Margaret Robinson, Takuta Sato, Anders Schneider, Meghan Shea, Joshua Solis, Elly Tietsworth, Stephen Webster, and Qiao Zhang provided a lot of feedback.

In particular Stephen Webster went through the entire manuscript again over the winter break of 2009–2010. I would like to thank Weng-Him Cheung, who went through the whole manuscript in the fall of 2013.

I would also like to thank Julia Cline, Michael Mayer, Cesar Melendez, and Emily Wickstrom, all of whom took a course based on this text at Williams in the fall of 2013, for helpful comments.

Anyone who would like to teach a course based on this text, please let me know ([email protected]). In particular, there are write-ups of the solutions for many of the problems.

I have used the text for three classes, so far. The first time the prerequisites were linear algebra and multivariable calculus. For the other classes, the perquisites included real analysis.

The next time I teach this course, I will return to only requiring linear algebra and multivariable calculus. As Williams has fairly short semesters (about twelve to thirteen weeks), we covered only the first fifteen chapters, with a brief, rapid-fire overview of the remaining topics.

In the summer of 2010, Nicholas Neumann-Chun proofread the entire manuscript, created its diagrams, and worked a lot of the homework problems.

He gave many excellent suggestions. My Williams colleague Steven Miller also carefully read a draft, helping tremendously.

Also from Williams, Lori Pedersen went through the text a few times and provided a lot of solutions of the homework problems.

Both William Wootters and David Tucker-Smith, from the Williams Physics Department, also gave a close reading of the manuscript; both provided key suggestions for improving the physics in the text.

Robert Kotiuga helped with the general exposition and especially in giving advice on the history of the subject.

I would like to thank Gary Knapp, who not only went through the whole text, providing excellent feedback, but who also suggested a version of the title.

Both Dakota Garrity and Logan Garrity caught many errors and typos in the final draft. Each also gave excellent suggestions for improving the exposition.

I also would like to thank my editor, Lauren Cowles, who has provided support through this whole project. The referees also gave much-needed advice. I am grateful for all of their help.