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The natural philosophy of James Clerk Maxwell

Auteur : P M Harman
Éditeur: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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This scientific biography and introduction to James Clerk Maxwell's physics and philosophy amply shows how he made revolutionary advances in theoretical physics by combining a firm grasp of physical  Lire la suite...

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Genre/forme: History
Personne nommée: James Clerk Maxwell; James Clerk Maxwell; James Clerk Maxwell; Physik; James Clerk Maxwell; James Clerk Maxwell; James Clerk Maxwell
Type d’ouvrage: Ressource Internet
Type de document: Livre, Ressource Internet
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: P M Harman
ISBN: 0521561027 9780521561020
Numéro OCLC: 37443300
Description: xiv, 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenu: Introduction: Maxwell and the history of physics --
Formative influences --
The scientific culture of Edinburgh --
Cambridge: the Mathematical Tripos --
Philosophical education: Edinburgh and Cambridge --
Edinburgh physics and Cambridge mathematics --
Casting light on colours --
On Saturn's rings --
Physics and metrology --
Physical and geometrical analogy --
The language of field theory: Faraday and Thomson --
Physical analogy and field theory --
Models and mechanisms --
Mechanics and molecules: the kinetic theory of gases --
Ether models: the electromagnetic theory of light --
Dynamical and statistical explanation --
The dynamical theory of the electromagnetic field --
Statistical physics --
The 'demon' and the second law of thermodynamics --
Geometry and physics --
Vectors: the geometry of field theory --
'Geometry of position': topology and projective geometry --
Physical reality: ether and matter --
Ether, field, and gravity --
Molecules --
Physics and metaphysics --
Matter and dynamics --
Materialism and determinism.
Responsabilité: P.M. Harman.
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