作者 Forbes, Nancy
書名 Faraday, Maxwell, and the electromagnetic field : how two men revolutionized physics / by Nancy Forbes and Basil Mahon
出版項 Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2014
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 陽明大學書庫區  QC16.F2 F694 2014    30020100836230  在架上
稽核項 320 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
內容 The apprentice -- Chemistry -- History -- A circular force -- Induction -- A shadow of a speculation -- Faraday's last years -- What's the go o' that? -- Society and drill -- An imaginary fluid -- No jokes are understood here -- The speed of light -- Great guns -- Country life -- The Cavendish -- The Maxwellians -- A new epoch
附註 From modern-day conveniences such as wireless communication to the most groundbreaking scientific theories, much of what we take for granted today depends on our understanding of the electromagnetic field--the discovery of which rests on the shoulders of two of history's most brilliant scientists, Michael Faraday (1791-1867) and James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879). Faraday and Maxwell's combined work to unravel the mysteries of this new, more accurate conception of reality resulted in the creation of field theory, which turned the prevailing Newtonian perception of how the universe works on its head. Faraday overcame class prejudice and a lack of training to become renowned for his acute powers of experimental observation, technological skills, and prodigious scientific imagination. Maxwell was a well-educated genius physicist; he made a number of groundbreaking discoveries in various disciplines. Their collaborative work unified electricity, magnetism, and light under the concept of field theory, on which much of twentieth-century physics, and modern technology, depend. Here, two veteran science writers explore the lives and discoveries of Faraday and Maxwell to paint riveting portraits of two men who altered the course of history.--From publisher description
主題 Faraday, Michael, 1791-1867
Maxwell, James Clerk, 1831-1879
Electromagnetic fields
Physics
其他作者 Mahon, Basil
國際標準書號 9781616149420 (hbk.) : US$25.95
9781616149437 (ebk.)