The Life of James Clerk Maxwell: With a Selection from his Correspondence and Occasional Writings and a Sketch of his Contributions to Scienceby Lewis Campbell, William Garnett
This 1882 biography is an essential starting point for studying the brilliant and influential nineteenth-century physicist James Clerk Maxwell.See more details below
This 1882 biography is an essential starting point for studying the brilliant and influential nineteenth-century physicist James Clerk Maxwell.
- Cambridge University Press
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- Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences Series
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Table of Contents
Preface; Part I. Biographical Outline: 1. Birth and parentage; 2. Glenlair - childhood, 1831–1841; 3. Boyhood, 1841–1844; 4. Adolescence, 1844–1847; 5. Opening manhood, 1847–1850; 6. Undergraduate life at Cambridge, 1850–1854; 7. Bachelor-scholar and fellow of Trinity, 1854–1856; 8. Essays at Cambridge, 1853–1856; 9. Death of his father. Professorship at Aberdeen, 1856–1857; 10. Aberdeen. Marriage, 1857–1860; 11. King's College, London. Glenair, 1860–1870; 12. Cambridge, 1871–1879; 13. Illness and death, 1879; 14. Last essays at Cambridge; Part II. Contributions to Science: 1. Experiments on colour vision, and other contributions to optics; 2. Investigations respecting elastic solids; 3. Pure geometry; 4. Mechanics; 5. Saturn's rings; 6. Faraday's lines of force, and Maxwell's theory of the electromagnetic field; 7. Molecular physics; Part III. Poems: 1. Juvenile verses and translations; 2. Occasional pieces; 3. Serio-comic verse; Index.
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