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A A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism 2 Volume Paperback Set A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism : Volume 1 - James Clerk Maxwell

A A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism 2 Volume Paperback Set A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism

Volume 1


Published: 29th July 2010
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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 electromagnetism. Volume 1 covers the first elements of Maxwell's electromagnetic theory: electrostatics, and electrokinematics, including detailed analyses of electrolysis, conduction in three dimensions, and conduction through heterogeneous media.

Description of phenomena
Elementary mathematical theory of electricity
Systems of conductors
General theorems
Mechanical action between electrified bodies
Points and lines of equilibrium
Forms of equipotential surfaces and lines of flow
Simple cases of electrification
Spherical harmonics
Confocal surfaces of the second degree
Theory of electric images
Conjugate functions in two dimensions
Electrostatic instruments
The electric current
Conduction and resistance
Electromotive force between bodies in contact
Electrolytic polarization
Mathematical theory of the distribution of electric currents
Conduction in three dimensions
Resistance and conductivity in three dimensions
Conduction through heterogeneous media
Conduction in dielectrics
Measurement of the electric resistance of conductors
Electric resistance of substances
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ISBN: 9781108014038
ISBN-10: 1108014038
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences : Book 1
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 484
Published: 29th July 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.61