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%A Maxwell, James Clerk
%I Cambridge University Press
%D 2010
%C Cambridge
%P 1 online resource (xxiii, 444 pages)
%G englisch
%B Cambridge library collection. Physical sciences
%@ 9780511709340
%@ 9781108014045
%T A treatise on electricity and magnetism. Volume 2 [E-Book]
%U https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511709340
%X Arguably the most influential nineteenth-century scientist for twentieth-century physics, James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) demonstrated that electricity, magnetism and light are all manifestations of the same phenomenon: the electromagnetic field. A fellow of Trinity College Cambridge, Maxwell became, in 1871, the first Cavendish Professor of Physics at Cambridge. His famous equations - a set of four partial differential equations that relate the electric and magnetic fields to their sources, charge density and current density - first appeared in fully developed form in his 1873 Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism. This two-volume textbook brought together all the experimental and theoretical advances in the field of electricity and magnetism known at the time, and provided a methodical and graduated introduction to electromagnetic theory. Volume 2 covers magnetism and electromagnetism, including the electromagnetic theory of light, the theory of magnetic action on light, and the electric theory of magnetism.
%K Electricity.
%K Magnetism.
%~ JuLib eXtended
%W Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Zentralbibliothek