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Professor Maxwell's duplicitous demon : the life and science of James Clerk Maxwell

Author: Brian Clegg
Publisher: London : Icon Books Ltd, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Asked to name a great physicist, most people would mention Newton or Einstein, Feynman or Hawking. But ask a physicist and there's no doubt that James Clerk Maxwell will be near the top of the list. Maxwell, an unassuming Victorian Scotsman, explained how we perceive colour. He uncovered the way gases behave. And, most significantly, he transformed the way physics was undertaken in his explanation of the interaction  Read more...
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CLEGG, BRIAN.
PROFESSOR MAXWELL'S DUPLICITOUS DEMON.
[Place of publication not identified], ICON Books LTD, 2019
(OCoLC)1048278822
Named Person: James Clerk Maxwell; James Clerk Maxwell
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Clegg
ISBN: 9781785784965 178578496X
OCLC Number: 1080938314
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Responsibility: Brian Clegg.

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