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James Clerk Maxwell and the theory of the electromagnetic field

Author: John Hendry
Publisher: Bristol ; Boston : A. Hilger, ©1986.
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Genre/Form: History
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Hendry, John, 1952-
James Clerk Maxwell and the theory of the electromagnetic field.
Bristol ; Boston : A. Hilger, ©1986
(OCoLC)644380083
Named Person: James Clerk Maxwell; James Clerk Maxwell; James Clerk Maxwell; James Clerk Maxwell; James Clerk Maxwell
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Hendry
ISBN: 085274563X 9780852745632
OCLC Number: 17384576
Description: xix, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Mechanistic and dynamistic traditions in nineteenth-century physics --
3. Electromagneticism before Maxwell --
4. Maxwell's apprenticeship: analogy and lines of force --
5. From mechanical lines to a dynamical field --
6. Maxwell's maturity: a Trestise on electricity and magnetism and other wrriting --
7. After Maxwell --
8. Conclusions --
Appendix. Alternative interpretations of Maxwell's methodology: a review of further reading --
Recollections of Dreamland.
Responsibility: John Hendry.
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