The Scientific Letters and Papers of James Clerk Maxwell, Volume 3: 1874-1879

The Scientific Letters and Papers of James Clerk Maxwell, Volume 3: 1874-1879

by James Clerk Maxwell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521256275

ISBN-13: 9780521256278

Pub. Date: 11/01/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The final volume of James Clerk Maxwell's correspondence and manuscript papers covers the years 1874-1879, during Maxwell's Cambridge Professorship, his directing of the Cavendish Laboratory, and his work as writer and editor. His letters show his response to innovations in physical theory—by Boltzmann, Gibbs, Lorentz, and van der Waals—and further

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The final volume of James Clerk Maxwell's correspondence and manuscript papers covers the years 1874-1879, during Maxwell's Cambridge Professorship, his directing of the Cavendish Laboratory, and his work as writer and editor. His letters show his response to innovations in physical theory—by Boltzmann, Gibbs, Lorentz, and van der Waals—and further explorations in statistical physics and the kinetic theory of gases. His letters reflect his influence on the younger generation of physicists whose outlook was shaped by "Maxwellian physics". This edition is annotated with a full historical commentary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521256278
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2002
Pages:
932
Product dimensions:
8.62(w) x 10.87(h) x 3.07(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Texts; Appendix; Index.

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