Man Who Changed Everything The Life of James Clerk Maxwell

ISBN-10: 0470861711
ISBN-13: 9780470861714
Edition: 2003
Authors: Basil Mahon
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880

This is a biography of James Clerk Maxwell, one of the greatest scientists of our time and yet a man relatively unknown to the wider public. Approaching science with a freshness unbound by convention or previous expectations, he produced some of the most original scientific thinking of the nineteenth century.

List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
Chronology: principal events in Maxwell's life
Cast of characters: Maxwell's relations and close friends
Introduction
A country boy: Glenlair 1831 - 1841
Pins and string: Edinburgh Academy 1841 - 1847
Philosophy: Edinburgh University 1847 - 1850
Learning to juggle: Cambridge 1850 - 1854
Blue and yellow make pink: Cambridge 1854 - 1856
Saturn and statistics: Aberdeen 1856 - 1860
Spinning cells: London 1860 - 1862
The beautiful equations: London 1862 - 1865
The Laird at home: Glenlair 1865 - 1871
The Cavendish: Cambridge 1871 - 1879
Last days
Maxwell's legacy
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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