Introduction to Numerical Electrostatics Using MATLAB

  • 5h 57m
  • Lawrence N. Dworsky
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2014

The first of its kind uniquely devoted to the field of computational electrostatics, this book dives headfirst into the actual problems that engineers are expected to solve using method of moment (MoM), finite difference, and finite element techniques. Readers are guided step by step through specific problems and challenges, covering all aspects of electrostatics with an emphasis on numerical procedures. Focusing on practical examples, mathematical equations, and common issues with algorithms, this is an ideal text for students in engineering, physics, and electrostatics—and working engineers and physicists.

About the Author

Lawrence N. Dworsky earned his PhD and BEE in Electrical Engineering at New York University and his Masters of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. He was an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Union Community College and an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University.

From 1974 until 2002, Dr Dworsky served on the technical staff of Motorola, Inc. He has 39 issued U.S. Patents and has authored numerous technical articles. This is his fourth book.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • A Review of Basic Electrostatics
  • The Uses of Electrostatics
  • Introduction to the Method of Moments Technique for Electrostatics
  • Examples using the Method of Moments
  • Symmetries, Images, and Dielectrics
  • Triangles
  • Summary and Overview
  • The Finite Difference Method
  • Refining the Finite Difference Method
  • Multielectrode Systems
  • Probabilistic Potential Theory
  • The Finite Element Method (FEM)
  • Triangles and Two-Dimensional Unstructured Grids
  • A Zoning System and Some Examples
  • Some FEM Topics
  • FEM in Three Dimensions
  • Electrostatic Forces