A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism 2 Volume Paperback Set (Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences)
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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 1: Part I. Electrostatics: 1. Description of phenomena; 2. Elementary mathematical theory of electricity; 3. Systems of conductors; 4. General theorems; 5. Mechanical action between electrified bodies; 6. Points and lines of equilibrium; 7. Forms of equipotential surfaces and lines of flow; 8. Simple cases of electrification; 9. Spherical harmonics; 10. Confocal surfaces of the second degree; 11. Theory of electric images; 12. Conjugate functions in two dimensions; 13. Electrostatic instruments; Part II. Electrokinematics: 1. The electric current; 2. Conduction and resistance; 3. Electromotive force between bodies in contact; 4. Electrolysis; 5. Electrolytic polarization; 6. Mathematical theory of the distribution of electric currents; 7. Conduction in three dimensions; 8. Resistance and conductivity in three dimensions; 9. Conduction through heterogeneous media; 10. Conduction in dielectrics; 11. Measurement of the electric resistance of conductors; 12. Electric resistance of substances. Volume 2: Part III. Magnetism: 1. Elementary theory of magnetism; 2. Magnetic force and magnetic induction; 3. Particular forms of magnets; 4. Induced magnetization; 5. Magnetic problems; 6. Weber's theory of magnetic induction; 7. Magnetic measurements; 8. Terrestrial magnetism; Part IV. Electromagnetism: 1. Electromagnetic force; 2. Mutual action of electric currents; 3. Induction of electric currents; 4. Induction of a current on itself; 5. General equations of dynamics; 6. Application of dynamics to electromagnetism; 7. Electrokinetics; 8. Exploration of the field by means of the secondary circuit; 9. General equations; 10. Dimensions of electric units; 11. Energy and stress; 12. Current-sheets; 13. Parallel currents; 14. Circular currents; 15. Electromagnetic instruments; 16. Electromagnetic observations; 17. Electrical measurement of coefficients of induction; 18. Determination of resistance in electromagnetic measure; 19. Comparison of electrostatic with electromagnetic units; 20. Electromagnetic theory of light; 21. Magnetic action on light; 22. Electric theory of magnetism; 23. Theories of action at a distance; Index.
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