James Clerk Maxwell


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in Edinburgh, Scotland
June 13, 1831

Died
November 05, 1879

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James Clerk Maxwell FRS FRSE (Mathematics, Trinity College, Cambridge, 1851) was a Scottish mathematical physicist. His most prominent achievement was to formulate a set of equations that describe electricity, magnetism, and optics as manifestations of the same phenomenon, namely the electromagnetic field. Maxwell's achievements concerning electromagnetism have been called the "second great unification in physics", after the first one realised by Isaac Newton.

With the publication of A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field in 1865, Maxwell demonstrated that electric and magnetic fields travel through space as waves moving at the speed of light. Maxwell proposed that light is in fact undulations in the same medium that is the cause of
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Five of Maxwell's Papers

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Matter and Motion

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A Dynamical Theory of the E...

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A Treatise on Electricity a...

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Theory of Heat

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