By James Clerk Maxwell
Albert Einstein characterised the paintings of James Clerk Maxwell because the "most profound and the main fruitful that physics has skilled because the time of Newton." Max Planck went even additional, pointing out that "he completed greatness unequalled," and Richard Feynman asserted that "From a protracted view of the background of mankind — obvious from, say, 10000 years from now — there may be no doubt that the main major occasion of the 19th century may be judged as Maxwell's discovery of the legislation of electrodynamics."
Maxwell made various different contributions to the development of technological know-how, however the maximum paintings of his existence was once dedicated to electrical energy. An trouble-free Treatise on electrical energy appeared at a time whilst only a few books on electric measurements have been on hand to scholars, and its compact therapy not just elucidates the speculation of electrical energy but in addition serves to enhance electric principles in readers' minds. the writer describes experiments that reveal the relevant proof referring to an electrical cost as a volume able to being measured, deductions from those proof, and the exhibition of electric phenomena.
This quantity, released posthumously from Maxwell's lecture notes on the Cavendish Laboratory — which he based on the collage of Cambridge — is supplemented by way of a range of articles from his landmark publication, Electricity and Magnetism. A vintage of technological know-how, this quantity is an eminently compatible textual content for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students.
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An Elementary Treatise on Electricity: Second Edition (Dover Books on Physics) by James Clerk Maxwell