The man who changed everything: the life of James Clerk Maxwell
‘Since Maxwell’s time, physical reality has been thought of as represented by continuous fields, and not capable of any mechanical interpretation. This change in the conception of reality is the most profound and the most fruitful that physics has experienced since the time of Newton.’
‘He is easily, to physicists, the most magical figure of the nineteenth century.’
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Top book. At Aberdeen Uni the Engineering dept was asked, at coffee, what those equations were - no one knew - indeed that could be said to be the case all over (indeed how many know e equals ..). The importance of this book is that it puts this man's science into context in a way that many more can appreciate.
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Life story of a brilliant mind. Students of science and engineering would enjoy this book more.
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