I am an undergrad student and i have been through a first easy course on electrodynamics and i have used the book of Griffiths which let me satisfied.But the next two courses I will be taking are notoriously hard mathematics-wise so i want a step-up from Griffiths. I want a mathematically rigorous and comprehensive book that also builds up intuition (because physics is not only maths).

I have looked at Purcell's book and found it very pedagogic, it impressed me but I do not know if it is as difficult as I want.

Do you suggest that I buy Purcell's book or do you have anything else in mind?

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## marked as duplicate by Kyle Kanos, Qmechanic♦May 28 '15 at 19:47

• possible duplicate of Recommended books for undergraduate electrodynamics – Kyle Kanos May 28 '15 at 19:07
• dont get me wrong,i have gone through all the questions about the electromagnetics books,but i just want a clear answer as to what book i should choose for undergrad level but that is rich on maths.If you closely look at the answers in the question that you posted above,you will see that Purcell is mentioned but no one clearly says if it is mathematically rich.And i mean very rich.My question is very clear and it asks something more accurate than the question that you say that mine is a duplicate of.I hope you understand the difference – TheQuantumMan May 28 '15 at 19:13
• I don't see a difference between the two questions. You've either got a duplicate (my opinion) or you are asking for an opinion-based answer (off-topic). – Kyle Kanos May 28 '15 at 19:18
• @LandosAdam the classics on this topic (typically considered graduate level) are Jackson and Landau & Lifshitz volume 2 – Danu May 28 '15 at 19:20
• @LandosAdam I don't care for reading monographs on electrodynamics, so I haven't read anything past Griffiths and some stuff by L & L. Yes, L & L is typically said to be graduate-level. It is a lot more concise than Jackson, and cuts right to the chase without teaching you a whole lot of calculational techniques etc. If I wanted to really read a book on ED, it would be a pure math book (Hehl & Obukhov) which does it REALLY rigorously – Danu May 28 '15 at 19:26

(That said, Zangwill's chapter on relativity uses $ict$ notation, which I can't even.)