The Maxwellians

The Maxwellians - Cornell History of Science

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Synopsis

James Clerk Maxwell published the Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism in 1873. At his death, six years later, his theory of the electromagnetic field was neither well understood nor widely accepted. By the mid-1890s, however, it was regarded as one of the most fundamental and fruitful of all physical theories. Bruce J. Hunt examines the joint work of a group of young British physicists-G. F. FitzGerald, Oliver Heaviside, and Oliver Lodge-along with a key German contributor, Heinrich Hertz. It was these "Maxwellians" who transformed the fertile but half-finished ideas presented in the Treatise into the concise and powerful system now known as "Maxwell's theory."

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Book information

ISBN: 9780801482342
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 530.141094109034
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 446g
Height: 236mm
Width: 157mm
Spine width: 17mm