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 extra, stating that "he accomplished greatness unequalled," and Richard Feynman asserted that "From an extended view of the background of mankind — noticeable from, say, 10000 years from now — there could be no doubt that the main major occasion of the 19th century may be judged as Maxwell's discovery of the legislation of electrodynamics."
Maxwell made a variety of different contributions to the development of technology, however the maximum paintings of his existence used to be dedicated to electrical energy. An simple 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 remedy not just elucidates the idea of electrical energy but in addition serves to improve electric rules in readers' minds. the writer describes experiments that reveal the relevant evidence concerning an electrical cost as a volume in a position to being measured, deductions from those proof, and the exhibition of electric phenomena.
This quantity, released posthumously from Maxwell's lecture notes on the Cavendish Laboratory — which he based on the college of Cambridge — is supplemented via a range of articles from his landmark booklet, Electricity and Magnetism. A vintage of technological know-how, this quantity is an eminently compatible textual content for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students.
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