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Faraday, Maxwell, and Kelvin

Author: D K C MacDonald
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Anchor Books, 1964.
Series: Science study series, S33.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Three men of varied interest are conspicuous among 19th c. scientists. Mr. Macdonald relates their backgrounds, personalities & contributions to science. Michael Faraday discovered & developed the practical relationships governing the interaction of electricity & magnetism that formed the cornerstone for the electrical industry as well as radio & television. James C. Maxwell formulated the fundamental mathematical  Read more...
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Named Person: Michael Faraday; James Clerk Maxwell; William Thomson Kelvin, Baron; Michael Faraday; William Thomson Kelvin, Baron; James Clerk Maxwell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D K C MacDonald
OCLC Number: 988765
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 143 p. : ill., ports., facsims. ; 19 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Michael Faraday --
James Clerk Maxwell --
William Thomson--Lord Kelvin.
Series Title: Science study series, S33.
Responsibility: by D.K.C. MacDonald.

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Three men of varied interest are conspicuous among 19th c. scientists. Mr. Macdonald relates their backgrounds, personalities & contributions to science. Michael Faraday discovered & developed the practical relationships governing the interaction of electricity & magnetism that formed the cornerstone for the electrical industry as well as radio & television. James C. Maxwell formulated the fundamental mathematical description of Farady's lab work. Wm. Thompson (Lord Kelvin) extended Faraday's & Maxwell's works & contributed to our understanding of heat. He helped formulate the Second Law of Thermodynamics.

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