A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetismby James Clerk Maxwell
Pub. Date: 06/24/2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Arguably the most influential nineteenth-century scientist for twentieth-century physics, James Clerk Maxwell (1831–1879) demonstrated that electricity, magnetism and light are all manifestations of the same phenomenon: the electromagnetic field. A fellow of Trinity College Cambridge, Maxwell became, in 1871, the first Cavendish Professor of Physics at… See more details below
Arguably the most influential nineteenth-century scientist for twentieth-century physics, James Clerk Maxwell (1831–1879) demonstrated that electricity, magnetism and light are all manifestations of the same phenomenon: the electromagnetic field. A fellow of Trinity College Cambridge, Maxwell became, in 1871, the first Cavendish Professor of Physics at Cambridge. His famous equations - a set of four partial differential equations that relate the electric and magnetic fields to their sources, charge density and current density - first appeared in fully developed form in his 1873 Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism. This two-volume textbook brought together all the experimental and theoretical advances in the field of electricity and magnetism known at the time, and provided a methodical and graduated introduction to electromagnetic theory. Volume 2 covers magnetism and electromagnetism, including the electromagnetic theory of light, the theory of magnetic action on light, and the electric theory of magnetism.
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Table of ContentsPart III. Magnetism: 1. Elementary theory of magnetism; 2. Magnetic force and magnetic induction; 3. Particular forms of magnets; 4. Induced magnetization; 5. Magnetic problems; 6. Weber's theory of magnetic induction; 7. Magnetic measurements; 8. Terrestrial magnetism; Part IV. Electromagnetism: 1. Electromagnetic force; 2. Mutual action of electric currents; 3. Induction of electric currents; 4. Induction of a current on itself; 5. General equations of dynamics; 6. Application of dynamics to electromagnetism; 7. Electrokinetics; 8. Exploration of the field by means of the secondary circuit; 9. General equations; 10. Dimensions of electric units; 11. Energy and stress; 12. Current-sheets; 13. Parallel currents; 14. Circular currents; 15. Electromagnetic instruments; 16. Electromagnetic observations; 17. Electrical measurement of coefficients of induction; 18. Determination of resistance in electromagnetic measure; 19. Comparison of electrostatic with electromagnetic units; 20. Electromagnetic theory of light; 21. Magnetic action on light; 22. Electric theory of magnetism; 23. Theories of action at a distance; Index.
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