The Maxwellians

The Maxwellians

by Bruce J. Hunt
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801482348

ISBN-13: 9780801482342

Pub. Date: 05/28/2005

Publisher: Cornell University Press

James Clerk Maxwell published the Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism in 1873. At his death, six years later, his theory of the electromagnetic field was neither well understood nor widely accepted. By the mid-1890s, however, it was regarded as one of the most fundamental and fruitful of all physical theories. Bruce J. Hunt examines the joint work of a group of

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James Clerk Maxwell published the Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism in 1873. At his death, six years later, his theory of the electromagnetic field was neither well understood nor widely accepted. By the mid-1890s, however, it was regarded as one of the most fundamental and fruitful of all physical theories. Bruce J. Hunt examines the joint work of a group of young British physicists—G. F. FitzGerald, Oliver Heaviside, and Oliver Lodge—along with a key German contributor, Heinrich Hertz. It was these "Maxwellians" who transformed the fertile but half-finished ideas presented in the Treatise into the concise and powerful system now known as "Maxwell's theory."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801482342
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Series:
Cornell History of Science Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
950,490
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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