Innovation in Maxwell's Electromagnetic Theory

Innovation in Maxwell's Electromagnetic Theory

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Siegel's close analysis of the original texts - with careful attention to the equations as well as to the words - reveals that mechanical modeling played a crucial role in Maxwell's initial conceptualizations of the displacement current and the electromagnetic character of light.... of Light, aquot; Archive for History of Exact Sciences, 4 (1967), 218-34, and idem, aquot; Maxwella#39;s Electrostatics, aquot; American Journal of Physics, 36 (1968), 142-51. Pioneering for the modern study of these questions are Joseph Turner, aquot;Maxwell on the Method of Physical Analogy, aquot; British ... see also Robert Kargon, aquot;Model and Analogy in Victorian Science, Maxwella#39;s Critique of the French Physicists, aquot; Journal of the History of Ideas, 30 (1969), ... Concepts of Science: A Philosophical Analysis Notes.

Title:Innovation in Maxwell's Electromagnetic Theory
Author: Daniel M. Siegel
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2003-12-11

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