Maxwell, James Clerk 18311879
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Works:  522 works in 1,662 publications in 8 languages and 29,753 library holdings 

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Classifications:  QC518, 537 
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Most widely held works about
James Clerk Maxwell
 Faraday, Maxwell, and Kelvin by D. K. C MacDonald( Book )
 Einstein's heroes : imagining the world through the language of mathematics by Robyn Arianrhod( Book )
 Faraday, Maxwell, and the electromagnetic field : how two men revolutionized physics by Nancy Forbes( Book )
 The contributions of Faraday and Maxwell to electrical science by R. A. R Tricker( Book )
 The man who changed everything : the life of James Clerk Maxwell by Basil Mahon( Book )
 The life of James Clerk Maxwell by Lewis Campbell( Book )
 James Clerk Maxwell : a biography by Ivan Tolstoy( Book )
 From Maxwell to microphysics : aspects of electromagnetic theory in the last quarter of the nineteenth century by Jed Z Buchwald( Book )
 The natural philosophy of James Clerk Maxwell by P. M Harman( Book )
 The Maxwellians by Bruce J Hunt( Book )
 James Clerk Maxwell : physicist and natural philosopher by C. W. F Everitt( Book )
 The demon in the aether : the story of James Clerk Maxwell by Martin Goldman( Book )
 Maxwell on the electromagnetic field : a guided study by Thomas K Simpson( Book )
 Men of science: Humphry Davy, Michael Faraday, James Prescott Joule, William Thomson, James Clerk Maxwell by J. G Crowther( Book )
 James Clerk Maxwell and the theory of the electromagnetic field by John Hendry( Book )
 James Clerk Maxwell and modern physics by Richard Glazebrook( Book )
 Evidence and method : scientific strategies of Isaac Newton and James Clerk Maxwell by Peter Achinstein( Book )
 Maxwell's demon 2 : entropy, classical and quantum information, computing by Harvey S Leff( Book )
 Huxley's church and Maxwell's demon : from theistic science to naturalistic science by Matthew Stanley( Book )
 Einführung in die Maxwellsche Theorie der Elektrizität und des Magnetismus by Clemens Schaefer( Book )
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Most widely held works by
James Clerk Maxwell
A treatise on electricity and magnetism by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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193 editions published between 1873 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volumes 1 and 2 of an important foundation work of modern physics. Brings to final form Maxwell's theory of electromagnetism and rigorously derives his general equations of field theory
193 editions published between 1873 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volumes 1 and 2 of an important foundation work of modern physics. Brings to final form Maxwell's theory of electromagnetism and rigorously derives his general equations of field theory
Matter and motion by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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124 editions published between 1876 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Published posthumously in 1888, this treatise by the first Cavendish Professor of Physics at Cambridge explores and explains the fundamental principles and laws that are the basis of elementary physics. Maxwell was at the forefront of physics and mathematics during the nineteenth century and his pioneering work brought together existing ideas to give 'a dynamical theory of the electromagnetic field'. This work inspired not only the applications of electromagnetic waves like fibre optics but also Einstein's theory of relativity. The text explains many
124 editions published between 1876 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Published posthumously in 1888, this treatise by the first Cavendish Professor of Physics at Cambridge explores and explains the fundamental principles and laws that are the basis of elementary physics. Maxwell was at the forefront of physics and mathematics during the nineteenth century and his pioneering work brought together existing ideas to give 'a dynamical theory of the electromagnetic field'. This work inspired not only the applications of electromagnetic waves like fibre optics but also Einstein's theory of relativity. The text explains many
Theory of heat by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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128 editions published between 1871 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Best known for his theory of electromagnetism, James Clerk Maxwell (183179) was Cambridge University's first Cavendish Professor of Experimental Physics. Albert Einstein described his work as 'the most profound and the most fruitful that physics has experienced since the time of Newton'. He carried out brilliant work in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, laying the foundation for the kinetic theory of gases. This book, published originally in 1871, summarises his work in this field. It includes the 'Maxwell relations' that still feature in every standard text on thermodynamics. It also outlines his famous thought experiment, later named Maxwell's 'demon'. This idea, which appeared to contradict the second law of thermodynamics, would inspire scientific debate well into the twentieth century. More recently, it has sparked developments in the new sciences of nanotechnology and quantum computing
128 editions published between 1871 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Best known for his theory of electromagnetism, James Clerk Maxwell (183179) was Cambridge University's first Cavendish Professor of Experimental Physics. Albert Einstein described his work as 'the most profound and the most fruitful that physics has experienced since the time of Newton'. He carried out brilliant work in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, laying the foundation for the kinetic theory of gases. This book, published originally in 1871, summarises his work in this field. It includes the 'Maxwell relations' that still feature in every standard text on thermodynamics. It also outlines his famous thought experiment, later named Maxwell's 'demon'. This idea, which appeared to contradict the second law of thermodynamics, would inspire scientific debate well into the twentieth century. More recently, it has sparked developments in the new sciences of nanotechnology and quantum computing
The scientific papers of James Clerk Maxwell by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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26 editions published between 1890 and 2010 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The publication in 1890 of the twovolume Scientific Papers of James Clerk Maxwell, edited by W. D. Niven, was one of the two objects of a committee formed 'for the purpose of securing a fitting memorial of him' (the other object being the commissioning of a marble bust for the Cavendish Laboratory). Before his death in 1879 at the age of 48, Clerk Maxwell had made major contributions to many areas of theoretical physics and mathematics, not least his discoveries in the fields of electromagnetism and of the kinetic theory of gases, which have
26 editions published between 1890 and 2010 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The publication in 1890 of the twovolume Scientific Papers of James Clerk Maxwell, edited by W. D. Niven, was one of the two objects of a committee formed 'for the purpose of securing a fitting memorial of him' (the other object being the commissioning of a marble bust for the Cavendish Laboratory). Before his death in 1879 at the age of 48, Clerk Maxwell had made major contributions to many areas of theoretical physics and mathematics, not least his discoveries in the fields of electromagnetism and of the kinetic theory of gases, which have
An elementary treatise on electricity by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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59 editions published between 1881 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James Clerk Maxwell (18311879), first Cavendish Professor of Physics at Cambridge, made major contributions to many areas of theoretical physics and mathematics, not least his discoveries in the fields of electromagnetism and of the kinetic theory of gases, which have been regarded as laying the foundations of all modern physics. This work of 1881 was edited from Maxwell's notes by a colleague, William Garnett, and had formed the basis of his lectures. Several of the articles included in the present work were also included in his twovolume Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism (1873), also reissued in this series. The preface indicates that the two works were aimed at somewhat different audiences, the larger work assuming a greater knowledge of higher mathematics. Maxwell had also modified some of his methodology, and hoped to encourage the reader to develop an understanding of concepts relating to electricity
59 editions published between 1881 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James Clerk Maxwell (18311879), first Cavendish Professor of Physics at Cambridge, made major contributions to many areas of theoretical physics and mathematics, not least his discoveries in the fields of electromagnetism and of the kinetic theory of gases, which have been regarded as laying the foundations of all modern physics. This work of 1881 was edited from Maxwell's notes by a colleague, William Garnett, and had formed the basis of his lectures. Several of the articles included in the present work were also included in his twovolume Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism (1873), also reissued in this series. The preface indicates that the two works were aimed at somewhat different audiences, the larger work assuming a greater knowledge of higher mathematics. Maxwell had also modified some of his methodology, and hoped to encourage the reader to develop an understanding of concepts relating to electricity
A dynamical theory of the electromagnetic field by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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18 editions published between 1856 and 2013 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
18 editions published between 1856 and 2013 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maxwell on Saturn's rings by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James Clerk Maxwell's 1856 Adams Prize Essay, "On the Stability of the Motion of Saturn's Rings," forms the central body of this book and is the work that first established his reputation as one of the greatest mathematical physicists of any generation. It is surrounded by previously unpublished materials written both before and after the essay was completed. The former group consists of sixteen letters  to William Thomson (later Lord Kelvin), George Gabriel Stokes, Peter Guthrie Tait, and other friends and colleagues  written while Maxwell was working out the problems and preparing the essay for publication, and they reveal both the sureness of his approach and false starts and errors. The postessay documents include a review of the work by George Biddell Airy, the Astronomer Royal, and correspondence with the Harvard astronomer George Bond in 1863. Here Maxwell attempts to extend his analysis to include the effects of collisions among the particles of the ring, employing his own newly developed kinetic theory of gases. The editors' introduction provides a historical context for Maxwell's contribution
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James Clerk Maxwell's 1856 Adams Prize Essay, "On the Stability of the Motion of Saturn's Rings," forms the central body of this book and is the work that first established his reputation as one of the greatest mathematical physicists of any generation. It is surrounded by previously unpublished materials written both before and after the essay was completed. The former group consists of sixteen letters  to William Thomson (later Lord Kelvin), George Gabriel Stokes, Peter Guthrie Tait, and other friends and colleagues  written while Maxwell was working out the problems and preparing the essay for publication, and they reveal both the sureness of his approach and false starts and errors. The postessay documents include a review of the work by George Biddell Airy, the Astronomer Royal, and correspondence with the Harvard astronomer George Bond in 1863. Here Maxwell attempts to extend his analysis to include the effects of collisions among the particles of the ring, employing his own newly developed kinetic theory of gases. The editors' introduction provides a historical context for Maxwell's contribution
Clerk Maxwell and modern science; six commemorative lectures by
Cyril Domb(
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3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scientific papers by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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3 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The scientific letters and papers of James Clerk Maxwell by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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5 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The electrical researches of the Honourable Henry Cavendish by
Henry Cavendish(
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18 editions published between 1879 and 2006 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
18 editions published between 1879 and 2006 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reports of the committee on electrical standards appointed by the British association for the advancement of science by
Fleeming Jenkin(
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5 editions published in 1873 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1873 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lehrbuch der Electricität und des Magnetismus by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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5 editions published in 1883 in German and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1883 in German and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Origins of Clerk Maxwell's electric ideas, as described in familiar letters to William Thomson by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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6 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ueber physikalische kraftlinien by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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17 editions published between 1898 and 1910 in German and English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
17 editions published between 1898 and 1910 in German and English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ueber Faraday's Kraftlinien by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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15 editions published between 1895 and 1913 in German and Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15 editions published between 1895 and 1913 in German and Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The electrical researches of the Honourable Henry Cavendish, F.R.S., written between 1771 and 1781 by
Henry Cavendish(
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7 editions published between 1879 and 1968 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published between 1879 and 1968 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The scientific papers of James Clerk Maxwell by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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24 editions published between 1890 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the greatest theoretical physicists of the 19th century, James Clerk Maxwell is best known for his studies of the electromagnetic field. These scientific papers, arranged chronologically testify to Maxwell's scientific legacy and offer modern students of mathematics and physics stimulating reading
24 editions published between 1890 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the greatest theoretical physicists of the 19th century, James Clerk Maxwell is best known for his studies of the electromagnetic field. These scientific papers, arranged chronologically testify to Maxwell's scientific legacy and offer modern students of mathematics and physics stimulating reading
Traité élémentaire d'électricité by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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11 editions published in 1884 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published in 1884 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traité d'électricité et de magnétisme by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Faraday, Michael 17911867 Author
 Kelvin, William Thomson Baron 18241907 Author
 Simpson, Thomas K. 1924 Author
 Everitt, C. W. F. (C. W. Francis) 1934 Author Editor
 Garnett, William 18501932 Author of introduction Editor
 Niven, W. D. (William Davidson) Sir 18421917 Other Author Editor
 Harman, P. M. (Peter Michael) 1943 Author
 Einstein, Albert 18791955
 Garber, Elizabeth Other Author Editor
 MacDonald, D. K. C. (David Keith Chalmers) 1920 Author
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