Maxwell, James Clerk 18311879
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Works:  490 works in 1,747 publications in 8 languages and 29,261 library holdings 

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Classifications:  QC518, 537 
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Most widely held works about
James Clerk Maxwell
 Faraday, Maxwell, and Kelvin by D. K. C MacDonald( Book )
 Einstein's heroes : imagining the world through the language of mathematics by Robyn Arianrhod( Book )
 Faraday, Maxwell, and the electromagnetic field : how two men revolutionized physics by Nancy Forbes( Book )
 The contributions of Faraday and Maxwell to electrical science by R. A. R Tricker( Book )
 The man who changed everything : the life of James Clerk Maxwell by Basil Mahon( Book )
 The life of James Clerk Maxwell by Lewis Campbell( Book )
 James Clerk Maxwell : a biography by Ivan Tolstoy( Book )
 From Maxwell to microphysics : aspects of electromagnetic theory in the last quarter of the nineteenth century by Jed Z Buchwald( Book )
 The natural philosophy of James Clerk Maxwell by P. M Harman( Book )
 The Maxwellians by Bruce J Hunt( Book )
 James Clerk Maxwell : physicist and natural philosopher by C. W. F Everitt( Book )
 The demon in the aether : the story of James Clerk Maxwell by Martin Goldman( Book )
 Maxwell on the electromagnetic field : a guided study by Thomas K Simpson( Book )
 Men of science: Humphry Davy, Michael Faraday, James Prescott Joule, William Thomson, James Clerk Maxwell by J. G Crowther( Book )
 James Clerk Maxwell and modern physics by Richard Glazebrook( Book )
 James Clerk Maxwell and the theory of the electromagnetic field by John Hendry( Book )
 Maxwell on molecules and gases by James Clerk Maxwell( Book )
 Evidence and method : scientific strategies of Isaac Newton and James Clerk Maxwell by Peter Achinstein( Book )
 Maxwell's demon 2 : entropy, classical and quantum information, computing by Harvey S Leff( Book )
 Einführung in die Maxwellsche Theorie der Elektrizität und des Magnetismus by Clemens Schaefer( Book )
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Most widely held works by
James Clerk Maxwell
A treatise on electricity and magnetism by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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261 editions published between 1873 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volumes 1 and 2 of an important foundation work of modern physics. Brings to final form Maxwell's theory of electromagnetism and rigorously derives his general equations of field theory
261 editions published between 1873 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volumes 1 and 2 of an important foundation work of modern physics. Brings to final form Maxwell's theory of electromagnetism and rigorously derives his general equations of field theory
Matter and motion by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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153 editions published between 1876 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Published posthumously in 1888, this treatise by the first Cavendish Professor of Physics at Cambridge explores and explains the fundamental principles and laws that are the basis of elementary physics. Maxwell was at the forefront of physics and mathematics during the nineteenth century and his pioneering work brought together existing ideas to give 'a dynamical theory of the electromagnetic field'. This work inspired not only the applications of electromagnetic waves like fibre optics but also Einstein's theory of relativity. The text explains many
153 editions published between 1876 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Published posthumously in 1888, this treatise by the first Cavendish Professor of Physics at Cambridge explores and explains the fundamental principles and laws that are the basis of elementary physics. Maxwell was at the forefront of physics and mathematics during the nineteenth century and his pioneering work brought together existing ideas to give 'a dynamical theory of the electromagnetic field'. This work inspired not only the applications of electromagnetic waves like fibre optics but also Einstein's theory of relativity. The text explains many
Theory of heat by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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162 editions published between 1871 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
162 editions published between 1871 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The scientific papers of James Clerk Maxwell by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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50 editions published between 1890 and 2010 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The publication in 1890 of the twovolume 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
50 editions published between 1890 and 2010 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The publication in 1890 of the twovolume 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
An elementary treatise on electricity by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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46 editions published between 1881 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Albert Einstein characterized the work of James Clerk Maxwell as the ""most profound and the most fruitful that physics has experienced since the time of Newton."" Max Planck went even further, declaring that ""he achieved greatness unequalled, "" and Richard Feynman asserted that ""From a long view of the history of mankind  seen from, say, ten thousand years from now  there can be little doubt that the most significant event of the nineteenth century will be judged as Maxwell's discovery of the laws of electrodynamics."" Maxwell made numerous other contributions to the advancement of scien
46 editions published between 1881 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Albert Einstein characterized the work of James Clerk Maxwell as the ""most profound and the most fruitful that physics has experienced since the time of Newton."" Max Planck went even further, declaring that ""he achieved greatness unequalled, "" and Richard Feynman asserted that ""From a long view of the history of mankind  seen from, say, ten thousand years from now  there can be little doubt that the most significant event of the nineteenth century will be judged as Maxwell's discovery of the laws of electrodynamics."" Maxwell made numerous other contributions to the advancement of scien
A dynamical theory of the electromagnetic field by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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14 editions published between 1856 and 1996 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published between 1856 and 1996 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maxwell on Saturn's rings by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James Clerk Maxwell's 1856 Adams Prize Essay, "On the Stability of the Motion of Saturn's Rings," forms the central body of this book and is the work that first established his reputation as one of the greatest mathematical physicists of any generation. It is surrounded by previously unpublished materials written both before and after the essay was completed. The former group consists of sixteen letters  to William Thomson (later Lord Kelvin), George Gabriel Stokes, Peter Guthrie Tait, and other friends and colleagues  written while Maxwell was working out the problems and preparing the essay for publication, and they reveal both the sureness of his approach and false starts and errors. The postessay documents include a review of the work by George Biddell Airy, the Astronomer Royal, and correspondence with the Harvard astronomer George Bond in 1863. Here Maxwell attempts to extend his analysis to include the effects of collisions among the particles of the ring, employing his own newly developed kinetic theory of gases. The editors' introduction provides a historical context for Maxwell's contribution
6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James Clerk Maxwell's 1856 Adams Prize Essay, "On the Stability of the Motion of Saturn's Rings," forms the central body of this book and is the work that first established his reputation as one of the greatest mathematical physicists of any generation. It is surrounded by previously unpublished materials written both before and after the essay was completed. The former group consists of sixteen letters  to William Thomson (later Lord Kelvin), George Gabriel Stokes, Peter Guthrie Tait, and other friends and colleagues  written while Maxwell was working out the problems and preparing the essay for publication, and they reveal both the sureness of his approach and false starts and errors. The postessay documents include a review of the work by George Biddell Airy, the Astronomer Royal, and correspondence with the Harvard astronomer George Bond in 1863. Here Maxwell attempts to extend his analysis to include the effects of collisions among the particles of the ring, employing his own newly developed kinetic theory of gases. The editors' introduction provides a historical context for Maxwell's contribution
Clerk Maxwell and modern science; six commemorative lectures by
Cyril Domb(
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5 editions published in 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The scientific letters and papers of James Clerk Maxwell by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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9 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scientific papers by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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3 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The electrical researches of ... Henry Cavendish, F.R.S., written between 1771 and 1781, ed. from the original manuscript by
Henry Cavendish(
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22 editions published between 1879 and 2009 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
22 editions published between 1879 and 2009 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The electrical researches of the Honourable Henry Cavendish by
Henry Cavendish(
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10 editions published between 1879 and 2006 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published between 1879 and 2006 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reports of the committee on electrical standards appointed by the British association for the advancement of science by
Fleeming Jenkin(
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4 editions published in 1873 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1873 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Origins of Clerk Maxwell's electric ideas, as described in familiar letters to William Thomson by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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8 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Faraday's lines of force by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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4 editions published in 1856 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1856 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On physical lines of force by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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4 editions published between 1861 and 1862 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published between 1861 and 1862 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ueber Faraday's Kraftlinien by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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22 editions published between 1895 and 1930 in German and Undetermined and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
22 editions published between 1895 and 1930 in German and Undetermined and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ueber physikalische kraftlinien by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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15 editions published between 1898 and 1910 in German and English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15 editions published between 1898 and 1910 in German and English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Einführung in die Maxwellsche Theorie der Elektrizität und des Magnetismus by
Clemens Schaefer(
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5 editions published between 1929 and 1949 in German and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published between 1929 and 1949 in German and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traité élémentaire d'électricité précédé d'une notice sur les travaux en électricité du professeur Maxwell by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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10 editions published in 1884 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published in 1884 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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