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Maxwell, James Clerk 1831-1879

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Works: 724 works in 2,567 publications in 7 languages and 36,832 library holdings
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Classifications: QC518, 537
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Most widely held works about James Clerk Maxwell
 
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Matter and motion by James Clerk Maxwell( Book )

163 editions published between 1876 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scottish physicist Maxwell (1831-1879) first published this primer on dynamics in 1876. Maxwell introduces the fundamental physical knowledge of his time in chapters on motion, force, properties of the center of mass, work and energy, recapitulation, the pendulum and gravity, and universal gravitation. Also included is a chapter on equations of motions, taken from Maxwell's A Treatise of Electricity and Magnetism (1873), and two appendices treating the principle of relativity of motion and the principle of least action. As no contextual information has been added, the text will likely be of most interest to those already familiar with Maxwell's place in scientific history. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
A treatise on electricity and magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell( Book )

217 editions published between 1873 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,476 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
Theory of heat by James Clerk Maxwell( Book )

168 editions published between 1871 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic sets forth the fundamentals of thermodynamics clearly and simply enough to be understood by a beginning student, yet with enough subtlety and depth of thought to appeal also to more advanced readers. It elucidates fundamentals of kinetic theory and illustrates the Second Law of Thermodynamics with "Maxwell's demon."
An elementary treatise on electricity by James Clerk Maxwell( Book )

81 editions published between 1881 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879), 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 two-volume 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( Book )

23 editions published between 1856 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maxwell on Saturn's rings by James Clerk Maxwell( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 419 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 post-essay 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
The scientific papers of James Clerk Maxwell by James Clerk Maxwell( Book )

21 editions published between 1890 and 2003 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The publication in 1890 of the two-volume 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
Clerk Maxwell and modern science; six commemorative lectures by Cyril Domb( Book )

4 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects of the life and work of James Clerk Maxwell, by J. Randall.--Field theory since Maxwell, by R.E. Peierls.--Interatomic forces, by C.A. Coulson.-- Radio and the ionosphere, by E.V. Appleton.-- Radio astronomy and giant telescopes, by E.G. Bowen.--Stimulated emission of radiation and its practical application to masers and lasers, by R.A. Smith
The scientific letters and papers of James Clerk Maxwell by James Clerk Maxwell( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five of Maxwell's Papers by James Clerk Maxwell( )

10 editions published between 1870 and 2017 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The electrical researches of the Honourable Henry Cavendish, F.R.S., written between 1771 and 1781 by Henry Cavendish( )

28 editions published between 1879 and 2019 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Cavendish (1731-1810), the grandson of the second duke of Devonshire, wrote papers on electrical topics for the Royal Society, but the majority of his electrical experiments did not become known until they were collected and published by James Clerk Maxwell a century later, in 1879, long after other scientists had been credited with the same results. Among Cavendish's discoveries were the concept of electric potential, which he called the 'degree of electrification'; an early unit of capacitance, that of a sphere one inch in diameter; the formula for the capacitance of a plate capacitor; the concept of the dielectric constant of a material; the relationship between electric potential and current, now called Ohm's Law; laws for the division of current in parallel circuits, now attributed to Charles Wheatstone; and the inverse square law of variation of electric force with distance, now called Coulomb's Law
Scientific papers by James Clerk Maxwell( Book )

3 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lehrbuch der Electricität und des Magnetismus by James Clerk Maxwell( Book )

25 editions published in 1883 in German and English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ueber physikalische kraftlinien by James Clerk Maxwell( )

22 editions published between 1898 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anwendung der theorie der molekularwirbel -- I. Auf die erscheinungen des magnetismus -- II. Auf elektrische ströme -- III. Auf die statische elektricität -- IV. Auf die wirkung des magnetismus auf polarisirtes licht
Traité d'électricité et de magnétisme by James Clerk Maxwell( Book )

30 editions published between 1885 and 1989 in French and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scientific papers of James Clerk Maxwell by James Clerk Maxwell( Book )

7 editions published between 1890 and 2010 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The electrical researches of the Honourable Henry Cavendish by Henry Cavendish( Book )

9 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on electricity and magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell( Book )

98 editions published between 1873 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arguably the most influential nineteenth-century scientist for twentieth-century physics, James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) demonstrated that electricity, magnetism and light are all manifestations of the same phenomenon: the electromagnetic field. A fellow of Trinity College Cambridge, Maxwell became, in 1871, the first Cavendish Professor of Physics at Cambridge. His famous equations - a set of four partial differential equations that relate the electric and magnetic fields to their sources, charge density and current density - first appeared in fully developed form in his 1873 Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism. This two-volume textbook brought together all the experimental and theoretical advances in the field of electricity and magnetism known at the time, and provided a methodical and graduated introduction to electromagnetism. Volume 1 covers the first elements of Maxwell's electromagnetic theory: electrostatics, and electrokinematics, including detailed analyses of electrolysis, conduction in three dimensions, and conduction through heterogeneous media
A treatise on electricity and magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell( Book )

60 editions published between 1873 and 2017 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arguably the most influential nineteenth-century scientist for twentieth-century physics, James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) demonstrated that electricity, magnetism and light are all manifestations of the same phenomenon: the electromagnetic field. A fellow of Trinity College Cambridge, Maxwell became, in 1871, the first Cavendish Professor of Physics at Cambridge. His famous equations - a set of four partial differential equations that relate the electric and magnetic fields to their sources, charge density and current density - first appeared in fully developed form in his 1873 Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism. This two-volume textbook brought together all the experimental and theoretical advances in the field of electricity and magnetism known at the time, and provided a methodical and graduated introduction to electromagnetic theory. Volume 2 covers magnetism and electromagnetism, including the electromagnetic theory of light, the theory of magnetic action on light, and the electric theory of magnetism
The scientific papers of James Clerk Maxwell by James Clerk Maxwell( )

34 editions published between 1890 and 2020 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The publication in 1890 of the two-volume 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 been regarded as laying the foundations of all modern physics. He is generally considered the third most important physicist of all time, after Newton and Einstein. These collected shorter works, beginning with a paper written at the age of 15, show the wide range of Clerk Maxwell's interests across mathematics, physics and chemistry
 
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