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The Scientific Papers of James Clerk Maxwell : Volume 2 - James Clerk Maxwell

The Scientific Papers of James Clerk Maxwell

Volume 2

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The publication in 1890 of the two-volume Scientific Papers of James Clerk Maxwell, edited by W. D. Niven, was one of the two objects of a committee formed 'for the purpose of securing a fitting memorial of him' (the other object being the commissioning of a marble bust for the Cavendish Laboratory). Before his death in 1879 at the age of 48, Clerk Maxwell had made major contributions to many areas of theoretical physics and mathematics, not least his discoveries in the fields of electromagnetism and of the kinetic theory of gases, which have been regarded as laying the foundations of all modern physics. He is generally considered the third most important physicist of all time, after Newton and Einstein. These collected shorter works, beginning with a paper written at the age of 15, show the wide range of Clerk Maxwell's interests across mathematics, physics and chemistry.

On the viscosity or internal friction of air and other gases
On the dynamical theory of gases
On the theory of the maintenance of electric currents by mechanical work without the use of permanent magnets
On the equilibrium of a spherical envelope
On the best arrangement for producing a pure spectrum on a screen
The construction of stereograms of surfaces
On reciprocal diagrams in space and their relation to Airy's function of stress
On governors
Experiment in magneto-electric induction
On a method of making a direct comparison of electrostatic with electromagnetic force
On the cyclide
On a bow seen on the surface of ice
On reciprocal figures, frames, and diagrams of forces
On the displacement in a case of fluid motion
Address to the mathematical and physical sections of the British Association, 1870
On colour-vision at different points of the retina
On hills and dales
Introductory lecture on experimental physics
On the solution of electrical problems by the transformation of conjugate functions
On the mathematical classification of physical quantities
On colour vision
On the geometrical mean distance of two figures on a plane
On the induction of electric currents in an infinite plane sheet of uniform conductivity
On the condition that, in the transformation of any figure by curvilinear co-ordinates in three dimensions, every angle in the new figure shall be equal to the corresponding angle in the original figure
Reprint of Papers on electrostatics and magnetism. By Sir
On the proof of the equations of motion of a connected system
On a problem in the calculus of variations in which the solution is discontinuous
On action at a distance
Elements of natural philosophy. By Sir
On the theory of a system of electrified conductors, and other physical theories involving homogeneous quadratic functions
On the focal lines of a refracted pencil
An Essay on the mathematical principles of physics. By Rev.
On Loschmidt's experiments on diffusion in relation to the kinetic theory of gases
On the final state of a system of molecules in motion subject to forces of any kind
Faraday
Molecules (a lecture)
On double refraction in a viscous fluid in motion
On Hamilton's characteristic function for a narrow beam of light
On the relation of geometrical optics to other parts of mathematics and physics
Plateau on soap-bubbles (Review)
Grove's Correlation of physical forces (Review)
On the application of Kirchhoff's rules for electric circuits to the solution of a geometric problem
Van der Waals on the continuity of the gaseous and liquid states
On the centre of motion of the eye
On the dynamical evidence of the molecular constitution of bodies (a lecture)
On the application of Hamilton's characteristic function to the theory of an optical instrument symmetrical about its axis
Atom
Attraction
On Bow's method of drawing diagrams in graphical statics with illustrations from Peaucellier's Linkage
On the equilibrium of heterogeneous substances
Diffusion of gases through absorbing substances
General considerations concerning scientific apparatus
Instruments connected with fluids
Whewell's Writing and correspondence (Review)
On Ohm's Law
On the protection of buildings from lightning
Capillary action
Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand Helmholtz
On a paradox in the theory of attraction
On approximate multiple integration between limits by summation
On the unpublished electrical papers of the Hon. Henry Cavendish
Constitution of bodies
Diffusion
Diagrams
Tait's Thermodynamics (Review)
On the
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ISBN: 9781108015387
ISBN-10: 1108015387
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences : Book 2
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 836
Published: 20th January 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21.0  x 4.2
Weight (kg): 1.96