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The scientific papers of James Clerk Maxwell

Author: James Clerk Maxwell; William Davidson Niven
Publisher: Cambridge : University Press, 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Before his death in 1879 at the age of 48, Clerk Maxwell had made major contributions to many areas of theoretical physics and mathematics. He is generally considered the third most important  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Clerk Maxwell; William Davidson Niven
ISBN: 9781108012256 1108012256
OCLC Number: 1041271934
Description: 2 vol. : ill.
Contents: Preface; 1. On the description of oval curves and those having a plurality of foci; 2. On the theory of rolling curves; 3. On the equilibrium of elastic solids; 4. On the transformation of surfaces by bending; 5. On a particular case of the descent of a heavy body in a resisting medium; 6. On the theory of colours in relation to colour-blindness; 7. Experiments on colour as perceived by the eye, with remarks on colour-blindness; 8. On Faraday's lines of force; 9. Description of a new form of the Platometer, an instrument for measuring the areas of plane figures drawn on paper; 10. On the elementary theory of optical instruments; 11. On a method of drawing the theoretical forms of Faraday's lines of force without calculation; 12. On the unequal sensibility of the Foramen Centrale to light of different colours; 13. On the theory of compound colours with reference to mixtures of blue and yellow light; 14. On an instrument to illustrate Poinsont's theory of rotation; 15. On a dynamical top, for exhibiting the phenomena of the motions of a body of invariable form about a fixed point, with some suggestions as to the earth's motion; 16. Account of experiments on the perception of colour; 17. On the general laws of optical instruments; 18. On theories of the constitution of Saturn's rings; 19. On the stability of the motion of Saturn's rings; 20. Illustrations of the dynamical theory of gases; 21. On the theory of compound colours and the relations of the colours of the spectrum; 22. On the theory of three primary colours; 23. On the physical lines of force; 24. On reciprocal figures and diagrams of forces; 25. A dynamical theory of the electromagnetic field; 26. On the calculation of the equilibrium and stiffness of frames.
Responsibility: ed. by W.D. Niven.


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