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Maxwell on the Electromagnetic Field: A Guided Study
     

Maxwell on the Electromagnetic Field: A Guided Study

by Thomas K. Simpson
 

ISBN-10: 081352363X

ISBN-13: 9780813523637

Pub. Date: 02/28/1997

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

In this volume in the Masterworks of Discovery series, Thomas K. Simpson offers readers a chance to watch one of the greatest minds in physics hard at work. In three papers in mathematical physics written between 1855 and 1864, James Clerk Maxwell grappled with his formulation of the theory of the electromagnetic field.

This volume reproduces major portions of

Overview

In this volume in the Masterworks of Discovery series, Thomas K. Simpson offers readers a chance to watch one of the greatest minds in physics hard at work. In three papers in mathematical physics written between 1855 and 1864, James Clerk Maxwell grappled with his formulation of the theory of the electromagnetic field.

This volume reproduces major portions of the text of Maxwell's classic papers on concepts that are key to both modern physics and the modern world. Through Simpson's engaginbg commentaries and notes and Anne Farrell's illustrations, readers with limited knowledge of math or physics as well as scientists and historians of science will be able to follow the emergence of Maxwell's ideas and to appreciate the magnitude of his achievement. This book includes a long biographical introduction that explores the personal, historical, and scientific context of Maxwell's book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813523637
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Series:
Masterworks of Discovery Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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