2: A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism (Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences) by James Clerk Maxwell
2: A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism (Cambridge Library Collection - Physical  Sciences)
Author: James Clerk Maxwell
Title: 2: A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism (Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences)
ISBN10: 1108014046
ISBN13: 978-1108014045
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Reprint edition (June 24, 2010)
Language: English
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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 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.