## A Student's Guide Through the Great Physics Texts: Volume III: Electricity, Magnetism and LightThis book provides a chronological introduction to the electromagnetic theory of light, using selected extracts from classic texts such as Gilbert’s Each chapter of this book begins with a short introduction followed by a reading selection. Carefully crafted study questions draw out key points in the text and focus the reader’s attention on the author’s methods, analysis and conclusions. Numerical and laboratory exercises at the end of each chapter test the reader’s ability to understand and apply key concepts from the text.
This book is particularly suitable as a college-level textbook for students of the natural sciences, history or philosophy. It can also serve as a textbook for advanced high-school or home-schooled students, or as a thematically-organized source-book for scholars and motivated lay-readers. In studying the classic scientific texts included herein, the reader will be drawn toward a lifetime of contemplation. |

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### Contents

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Chapter 3 Conservation of Electrical Charge | 32 |

Chapter 4 Müschenbroeks Wonderful Bottle | 43 |

Chapter 5 Thunder and Lightning | 61 |

Chapter 6 Coulombs Law | 67 |

Chapter 7 The Dawn of ElectroMagnetism | 75 |

Chapter 8 Electric Currents Magnetic Forces | 83 |

Chapter 9 Work and Weight | 98 |

Chapter 21 Films Bubbles and Rainbows | 249 |

Chapter 22 Producing and Detecting Polarization | 257 |

Chapter 23 Crystal Symmetry and Light Rotation | 269 |

Chapter 24 Light Scattering | 289 |

Chapter 25 Induction of Electrical Currents | 298 |

Chapter 26 Aragos Mysterious Wheel | 319 |

Chapter 27 Faradays Law | 331 |

Chapter 28 The Magnetic Field | 345 |

Chapter 10 Kinetic and Potential Energy | 113 |

Chapter 11 Conservation of Energy | 123 |

Chapter 12 Geometric Optics | 139 |

Chapter 13 The Wave Theory of Light | 156 |

Chapter 14 Huygens Principle | 169 |

Chapter 15 Reflection of Light Waves | 180 |

Chapter 16 Opacity Transparency and Snells Law | 189 |

Chapter 17 Atmospheric Refraction | 202 |

Chapter 18 The Particle Theory of Light | 209 |

Chapter 19 Passive Laws and Active Principles | 223 |

Chapter 20 Measuring Lights Wavelength | 233 |

Chapter 29 Paramagnetism and Diamagnetism | 363 |

Chapter 30 ActionataDistance | 379 |

Chapter 31 Maxwells Equations | 393 |

Chapter 32 Propagating Electromagnetic Fields | 410 |

Chapter 33 Circuits Antennae and Radiation | 423 |

Chapter 34 The MichelsonMorley Experiment | 441 |

Appendix A Vector Algebra and Vector Calculus | 457 |

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