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Maxwell, James Clerk 1831-1879

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Works: 562 works in 1,982 publications in 8 languages and 30,678 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Sources  Records and correspondence  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other
Classifications: QC518, 537
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A treatise on electricity and magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell( Book )

175 editions published between 1873 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,154 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( Book )

178 editions published between 1876 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,647 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 of Newton's laws and the unifying concepts that govern a body and its motion. The increment in the complexity of topics allows one to build a solid understanding of the accepted laws of mathematical physics that explain topics like force, work, energy and the centre mass point of a material system. This logical guide and instruction is as timeless as the laws of physics that it explains
Theory of heat by James Clerk Maxwell( Book )

177 editions published between 1871 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best known for his theory of electromagnetism, James Clerk Maxwell (1831-79) 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( Book )

26 editions published between 1890 and 2010 in English and held by 626 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
An elementary treatise on electricity by James Clerk Maxwell( Book )

60 editions published between 1881 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 568 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 )

18 editions published between 1856 and 2013 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 429 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
Clerk Maxwell and modern science; six commemorative lectures by Cyril Domb( Book )

5 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific papers by James Clerk Maxwell( Book )

3 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1879 and 2006 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auszüge aus James Clerk Maxwells Elektrizität und Magnetismus by James Clerk Maxwell( Book )

38 editions published between 1881 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical sketch of the renowned scientist, as well as selections from his writings
Reports of the committee on electrical standards appointed by the British association for the advancement of science by Fleeming Jenkin( Book )

5 editions published in 1873 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ueber Faraday's Kraftlinien by James Clerk Maxwell( Book )

25 editions published between 1895 and 1930 in German and Undetermined and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1883 in German and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ueber physikalische kraftlinien by James Clerk Maxwell( Book )

16 editions published between 1898 and 1910 in German and English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traité d'électricité et de magnétisme by James Clerk Maxwell( Book )

13 editions published between 1885 and 1989 in French and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1879 and 1968 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

37 editions published between 1890 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 70 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( Book )

11 editions published in 1884 in French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A treatise on electricity and magnetism
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Джеймс Кларк Максуел

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Джэймз Кларк Максўэл

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Жеймс Клерк Максвелл

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Максвелл Д. К

Максвелл Д. К. 1831-1879

Максвелл, Джеймс Клерк

Максвелл, Джеймс Клерк 1831-1879

Максвелл Жеймс Клерк

Максвелль Д. К

Максвелль Д. К. 1831-1879

Максуэлль Д. К

Максуэлль Д. К. 1831-1879

Џемс Кларк Максвел

Џејмс Клерк Максвел

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מקסוול, ג'יימס קלרק 1831-1879

מקסול, ג'מס קלרק.

جيمس كليرك ماكسويل

جيمس ماكسويل

جیمز کلارک میکسویل

جیمز کلرک ماکسول فیزیک‌دان، ریاضی‌دان، و مهندس بریتانیایی

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맥스웰, 제임스 클러크‏ 1831-1879

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Matter and motionTheory of heatThe scientific papers of James Clerk MaxwellAn elementary treatise on electricityA dynamical theory of the electromagnetic fieldThe scientific letters and papers of James Clerk MaxwellThe electrical researches of the Honourable Henry CavendishAuszüge aus James Clerk Maxwells Elektrizität und MagnetismusThe scientific papers of James Clerk Maxwell