James Clerk Maxwell and the Theory of the Electromagnetic Field
This book traces the development of Maxwell's theory from his first thoughts on electromagnetism through to the completion of his influential Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism, and shows how this development was related not only to contemporary scientific events but also to Maxwell's personal philosophy of science and life. While primarily concerned with the endeavours and achievements of one individual scientist, it also offers a stimulating and forceful challenge to the traditional historiography of 19th century physics as a whole. Of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students of physics or history of science and teachers of physics at school, college or university levels.
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Mechanistic and Dynamistic Traditions in Nineteenthcentury
Electromagnetism before Maxwell
Analogy and Lines of Force
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action aether Ampere Ampere's analysis approach behaviour Biot bodies Campbell and Garnett charge circuit concept conductors context derived diamagnetic dielectric displacement dynamical philosophy dynamical theory dynamistic elastic solid electric current electricity and magnetism electromagnetic field electromagnetic induction electromagnetic theory electromotive force electrostatic electrotonic elements empirical energy equations experimental experiments explained expressed Faraday Faraday's lines fluid Fourier fundamental Glenlair Hamilton Hertz hypothesis ideas Kant Laplace Larmor laws lines of force luminiferous aether magnetic force magnetic induction magneto-optic effect matter Maxwell to Thomson Maxwell's equations Maxwell's theory mechanical mechanical philosophy mechanistic medium method mind molecular molecules motion natural philosophy observed Oersted Oersted's paper paramagnetic particles physical analogy physical lines physicists Poisson polarisation polarity potential problem quantity quaternion Rankine rotation scientific surface Tait theoretical theory of light tion tradition Treatise vector velocity volume vortex vortices wave Weber's Whewell William William Rowan Hamilton
Essays on the Formal Aspects of Electromagnetic Theory
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