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The electric theories of J. Clerk Maxwell : a historical and critical study

Author: Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem; Alan Aversa
Publisher: Cham : Springer, [2015]
Series: Boston studies in the philosophy and history of science, v. 314.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Following an overview of 19th century electricity and magnetism, critiques Maxwell's theories, especially his electromagnetic theory of light and the ad hoc indroduction of displacement current.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: James Clerk Maxwell; James Clerk Maxwell
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem; Alan Aversa
ISBN: 3319185144 9783319185149
OCLC Number: 906656818
Description: xv, 185 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The electrostatics of Maxwell. The fundamental properties of dielectrics. The doctrines of Faraday and Mossotti --
The first electrostatics of Maxwell --
The second electrostatics of Maxwell --
The third electrostatics of Maxwell --
The electrodynamics of Maxwell. Conduction current and displacement current --
The six equations of Maxwell and electromagnetic energy --
The electromagnetic theory of light --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Boston studies in the philosophy and history of science, v. 314.
Other Titles: Théories électriques de J. Clerk Maxwell.
Responsibility: Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem ; translated by Alan Aversa.

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Following an overview of 19th century electricity and magnetism, critiques Maxwell's theories, especially his electromagnetic theory of light and the ad hoc indroduction of displacement current.

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"Work translated here is a meticulous critical review of Maxwell's derivation of the laws of electromagnetism. ... Duhem's analysis is detailed and technical. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate Read more...

 
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