The Contributions of Faraday and Maxwell to Electrical Science

The Contributions of Faraday and Maxwell to Electrical Science

1st Edition - January 1, 1966

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  • Author: R. A. R. Tricker
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483227023

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The Contributions of Faraday and Maxwell to Electrical Science deals with the development of electromagnetic theory following the establishment of the basis for the first law of circulation relating to the magnetic fields generated by steady currents. This book is organized into two parts encompassing nine chapters that specifically treat the provision of the basis for the second law of circulation, the law that deals with the induction of currents, which was predominantly the work of British physicists, Michael Faraday and James Clerk Maxwell. Part I highlights their life, career, and contributions in electrical science. This part emphasizes Faraday’s discovery of electromagnetic induction and Maxwell’s development of electromagnetic theory. Part II presents their experimental studies on electricity and magnetism. This book will prove useful to physicists, electrical scientists, and researchers in the allied fields.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Part 1. Commentary

    I. Initial Conditions

    II. The Life of Michael Faraday

    III. Faraday's Discovery of Electromagnetic Induction

    IV. The Logical Status of the Law of Electromagnetic Induction

    V. Faraday as the Founder of Field Theory

    VI. The Life of James Clerk Maxwell

    VII. Maxwell's Development of Electromagnetic Theory

    Part 2. Extracts

    1. Michael Faraday

    Experimental Researches in Electricity

    2. James Clerk Maxwell

    Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism (Chapters VI-VII)

    A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field (Parts I-IV and VI)


Product details

  • No. of pages: 300
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 2013
  • Published: January 1, 1966
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483227023

About the Author

R. A. R. Tricker

About the Editor

D. ter Haar

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