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Please recommend undergraduate-level textbooks on electrodynamics which emphasize practical applications and real life examples. Please describe the book's level and contents and its intended audience in as much detail as possible.

Please provide both applications from everyday life for curious students as well as engineering applications from a physics perspective.

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  • Staelin's Electromagnetic Waves. This is really for engineers, focusing on EM radiation with antennas and transmission lines.

  • I.E. Irodov's Basic Laws of Electromagnetism is a good book to start with. For application-level problmes, see his Problems in General Physics.

  • Electromagnetic fields and energy, an MIT textbook. It gives many examples over the course of its explanations.

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