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 accomplished greatness unequalled," and Richard Feynman asserted that "From an extended view of the background of mankind — visible from, say, 10000 years from now — there may be little question that the main major occasion of the 19th century should be judged as Maxwell's discovery of the legislation of electrodynamics."
Maxwell made quite a few different contributions to the development of technology, however the maximum paintings of his existence used to be dedicated to electrical energy. An hassle-free Treatise on electrical energy appeared at a time while only a few books on electric measurements have been to be had to scholars, and its compact therapy not just elucidates the speculation of electrical energy but additionally serves to enhance electric rules in readers' minds. the writer describes experiments that show the imperative evidence referring to an electrical cost as a volume in a position to being measured, deductions from those evidence, 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 variety of articles from his landmark booklet, Electricity and Magnetism. A vintage of technology, this quantity is an eminently compatible textual content for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students.
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