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Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism, Volume 1: Electricity

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Series: Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism Volume: 1

By: James Clerk Maxwell

506 pages, 39 line figs

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Oct 1998 | Edition: 2 | #83382 | ISBN: 0198503733
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This celebrated treatise details Maxwell's theory of electromagnetism that underpins much of modern physics. The theory inspired both Lorentz's theories on the electron and Einstein's theory of relativity.

'The formulation of these equations is the most important event in physics since Newton's time' Albert Einstein in The Evolution of Physics


Preliminary. On the measurement of quantities; PART 1: ELECTROSTATICS; 1. Description of phenomena; 2. Elementary mathematical theory of electricity; 3. On electrical work and energy in a system of conductors; 4. General theorems; 5. Mechanical action between two electrical systems; 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 2: ELECTROKINEMATICS; 1. The electric current; 2. Conduction and resistance; 3. Electromotive force between bodies in contact; 4. Electrolysis; 5. Electrolyte 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

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