This book covers the fundamentals of magnetism and the basic theories and applications of conventional magnetic materials. In addition there is extensive discussion of novel magnetic phenomena and their modern device applications. The book starts with a review of elementary magnetostatics and magnetic materials, followed by a discussion of the atomic origins of magnetism. The properties and applications of ferro-, ferri, para-, dia- and antiferro-magnets are surveyed, and the basic theories that describe them are outlined. The final part of the book focuses on novel magnetic phenomena, and on magnetic materials in modern technological applications. Based on a course given by the author in the Materials Department at UC Santa Barbara, the book is targeted at graduate and advanced undergraduate students as well as researchers new to the field. Highly illustrated, containing numerous homework problems and worked solutions, this book is ideal for a one semester course in magnetic materials.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 458 g
Dimensions: 248 x 174 x 15 mm
'... the book is a useful and compact addition to the bookshelf of anyone wishing to get a good up-to-date account of magnetic materials at the start of the 21st century.' Materials World
"...well written and hard to put down. It quickly takes the reader on an epic journey from the most basic principles of magnetism to the cutting edges of technology. Those who complete the odyssey will develop a coherent overview of magnetism and magnetic materials past, present, and future.... Spaldin captivates readers with her style which makes learning a pleasurable and effective experience." s/Physics Today, December 2003