James Clerk Maxwell

James Clerk Maxwell was a Scottish physicist best known for his formulation of the theory of electromagnetism. His set of equations, known as Maxwell's equations, describe the behavior of both electric and magnetic fields and their interactions with matter. His work laid the foundation for many modern technologies and significantly advanced the field of theoretical physics.


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  1. 1. Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism

    This seminal scientific work revolutionized the understanding of electricity and magnetism, providing a comprehensive mathematical framework for the interrelationship between these two forces. The book lays out the foundation of electromagnetic theory, introducing key concepts such as electromagnetic fields, electromagnetic waves and the speed of light. It also introduces the four fundamental equations, now named after the author, that describe how electric charges and currents create electric and magnetic fields.

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