Book ID: CBB905350616

The Roots of Maxwell's A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field: Scotland and Tuscany, 'twinned by science' (2023)


Pelosi, Giuseppe (Author)
Stefano Selleri (Author)

Firenze University Press

Publication Date: 2023
Physical Details: 200 pp.
Language: English

The formulation of Maxwell’s equations completely defines the connection between the electric field and the magnetic field, definitively unifying electricity and magnetism and at the same time providing a theoretical synthesis of all the experimental phenomena connected to these areas. In his revolutionary 1864 memoir where J.C. Maxwell presented his equations, he cites a handful of scientists, which were at the basis of his Theory. This book, in its first part, presents an insight on all these latter scientists, reconstructing the scientific network behind Maxwell’s unification and, in the second part, focuses on the Italians in such a network: Ottaviano Fabrizio Mossotti and Riccardo Felici, with a further insight on the connections between Maxwell and Italy and, in particular, Tuscany.

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Authors & Contributors
Chalmers, Alan Francis
D'Agostino, Salvatore
Holland, Peter R.
Brown, Harvey R.
Martins, Roberto de Andrade
Brenni, Paolo
Physics in Perspective
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza
Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
Pavia University Press
Prometheus Books
Columbia University
Icon Books
Cambridge University Press
Electricity; magnetism
Models and modeling in science
Science education and teaching
Maxwell, James Clerk
Helmholtz, Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von
Lodge, Oliver
Faraday, Michael
Lorentz, Hendrik Antoon
Hertz, Heinrich Rudolph
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
20th century, early
Great Britain
United States

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