Faraday, Maxwell, and the Electromagnetic Field: How Two Men Revolutionized Physics

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Prometheus #ad - This is the story of how these two men - separated in age by forty years - discovered the existence of the electromagnetic field and devised a radically new theory which overturned the strictly mechanical view of the world that had prevailed since Newton's time. The authors, veteran science writers with special expertise in physics and engineering, have created a lively narrative that interweaves rich biographical detail from each man's life with clear explanations of their scientific accomplishments.

James clerk maxwell was highly regarded as one of the most brilliant mathematical physicists of the age. Faraday was an autodidact, who overcame class prejudice and a lack of mathematical training to become renowned for his acute powers of experimental observation, technological skills, and prodigious scientific imagination.

The story of two brilliant nineteenth-century scientists who discovered the electromagnetic field, laying the groundwork for the amazing technological and theoretical breakthroughs of the twentieth centuryTwo of the boldest and most creative scientists of all time were Michael Faraday 1791-1867 and James Clerk Maxwell 1831-1879.

Faraday, Maxwell, and the Electromagnetic Field: How Two Men Revolutionized Physics #ad - . But when he translated faraday's ideas into mathematical language, thus creating field theory, magnetism and light became the basis for much of later, this unified framework of electricity, 20th-century physics. Faraday's and maxwell's collaborative efforts gave rise to many of the technological innovations we take for granted today - from electric power generation to television, and much more.

Told with panache, and clarity, warmth, this captivating story of their greatest work - in which each played an equal part - and their inspiring lives will bring new appreciation to these giants of science. He made an enormous number of advances in his own right.

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The Forgotten Genius of Oliver Heaviside: A Maverick of Electrical Science

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Prometheus #ad - Finalist! 2019 ieee william and joyce middleton electrical engineering History AwardThis biography of Oliver Heaviside profiles the life of an underappreciated genius and describes his many contributions to electrical science, which proved to be essential to the future of mass communications. His ideas and original accomplishments are now so much a part of everyday electrical science that they are simply taken for granted; almost nobody wonders how they came about and Heaviside's name has been lost from view.

This book tells the complete story of this extraordinary though often unappreciated scientist. Oliver heaviside 1850 -1925 may not be a household name but he was one of the great pioneers of electrical science: his work led to huge advances in communications and became the bedrock of the subject of electrical engineering as it is taught and practiced today.

. This engrossing story will restore long-overdue recognition to a scientist whose achievements in many ways were as crucial to our modern age as those of Edison's and Tesla's. His achievements include creating the mathematical tools that were to prove essential to the proper understanding and use of electricity, finding a way to rid telephone lines of the distortion that had stifled progress, and showing that electrical power doesn't flow in a wire but in the space alongside it.

The Forgotten Genius of Oliver Heaviside: A Maverick of Electrical Science #ad - The author interweaves details of Heaviside's life and personality with clear explanations of his many important contributions to the field of electrical engineering. Yet by the end of his life he was awarded the first Faraday Medal. At first his ideas were thought to be weird, even outrageous, and he had to battle long and hard to get them accepted.

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The Man Who Changed Everything: The Life of James Clerk Maxwell

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Wiley #ad - The Man Who Changed Everything: The Life of James Clerk Maxwell #ad - This is the first biography in twenty years 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 — and his discoveries went on to shape the twentieth century.

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Models of My Life The MIT Press

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The MIT Press #ad - In this candid and witty autobiography, Nobel laureate Herbert A. Subsequently, contrasting metaphors of the maze Simon's view and of the mind neural nets have dominated the artificial intelligence debate. There is also a warm account of his successful marriage and of an unconsummated love affair, columns, a short story, letters to his children, and political and personal intrigue in academe.

Crossing disciplinary lines in half a dozen fields, Simon's story encompasses an explosion in the information sciences, the transformation of psychology by the information-processing paradigm, and the use of computer simulation for modeling the behavior of highly complex systems. Simon's theory of bounded rationality led to a nobel Prize in economics, and his work on building machines that think—based on the notion that human intelligence is the rule-governed manipulation of symbols—laid conceptual foundations for the new cognitive science.

Models of My Life The MIT Press #ad - . Simon looks at his distinguished and varied career, continually asking himself whether and how what he learned as a scientist helps to explain other aspects of his life. A brilliant polymath in an age of increasing specialization, Simon is one of those rare scholars whose work defines fields of inquiry.

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Planck: Driven by Vision, Broken by War

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Oxford University Press #ad - What remains, are handwritten letters in German shorthand, other than his contributions to science, and tributes from other scientists of the time. In planck: driven by Vision, Broken by War, Brandon R. When his son was accused of treason, Planck tried to use his standing as a German "national treasure, " and wrote directly to Hitler to spare his son's life.

. A german physicist working during the first half of the twentieth century, personal journals, notebooks, his library, and letters were all destroyed with his home in World War II. Brown tells the story of planck's friendship with the far more outspoken Albert Einstein, and shows how his work fits within the explosion of technology and science that occurred during his life.

This story of a brilliant man living in a dangerous time gives Max Planck his rightful place in the history of science, and it shows how war-torn Germany deeply impacted his life and work. Brown interweaves the voices and writings of Planck, his family, and his contemporaries--with many passages appearing in English for the first time--to create a portrait of a groundbreaking physicist working in the midst of war.

Planck: Driven by Vision, Broken by War #ad - Max planck is credited with being the father of quantum theory, and his work was described by his close friend Albert Einstein as "the basis of all twentieth-century physics. But planck's story is not well known, especially in the United States. Planck spent much of his adult life grappling with the identity crisis of being an influential German with ideas that ran counter to his government.

During the later part of his life, surgeries and blood transfusions, he survived bombings and battlefields, all the while performing his influential work amidst a violent and crumbling Nazi bureaucracy.

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Ice Age

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ReAnimus Press #ad - John and mary gribbin tell the remarkable story of how we came to understand the phenomenon of Ice Ages. They focus on the key personalities obsessed with the quest for answers to tantalizing questions. How frequently do ice ages occur? how do astronomical rhythms affect the earth's climate? Have there always been two polar ice caps? What does the future have in store?With startling new material on how the last major Ice Epoch could have hastened human evolution, Ice Age explains why and how we learned the Earth was once covered in ice—and how that made us human.

Ice Age #ad - Best work of science exposition and history that I've read in many years!"—Charles Munger, Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Corporation.

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Living within Limits: Ecology, Economics, and Population Taboos

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Oxford University Press #ad - The old idea of progress and limitless growth misses the point that the earth and each part of it has a limited carrying capacity; sentimentality should not cloud our ability to take necessary steps to limit population. A prominent biologist, ecological philosopher, and keen student of human population control, Hardin now offers the finest summation of his work to date, with an eloquent argument for accepting the limits of the earth's resources--and the hard choices we must make to live within them.

In living within limits, hardin focuses on the neglected problem of overpopulation, making a forceful case for dramatically changing the way we live in and manage our world. We now fill the globe, and we have no where else to go. But hardin refutes the notion that goodwill and voluntary restraints will be enough.

Living within Limits: Ecology, Economics, and Population Taboos #ad - In hardin's famous essay, "the tragedy of the commons, " he showed how a village common pasture suffers from overgrazing because each villager puts as many cattle on it as possible--since the costs of grazing are shared by everyone, but the profits go to the individual. In this powerful book, one of our leading ecological philosophers points out the hard choices we must make--and the solutions we have been afraid to consider.

The production of human beings is the result of very localized human actions; corrective action must be local.

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A Matter of Degrees: What Temperature Reveals about the Past and Future of Our Species, Planet, and U niverse

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Penguin Books #ad - A Matter of Degrees: What Temperature Reveals about the Past and Future of Our Species, Planet, and U niverse #ad - Why is the internal temperature of most mammals fixed near 98. 6°? how do geologists use temperature to track the history of our planet? why is the quest for absolute zero and its quantum mechanical significance the key to understanding superconductivity? And what can we learn from neutrinos, the subatomic "messages from the sun" that may hold the key to understanding the birth-and death-of our solar system? In answering these and hundreds of other temperature-sensitive questions, Segrè presents an uncanny view of the world around us.

In a wonderful synthesis of science, and imagination, Gino Segrè, history, an internationally renowned theoretical physicist, embarks on a wide-ranging exploration of how the fundamental scientific concept of temperature is bound up with the very essence of both life and matter.

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A Student's Guide to Maxwell's Equations Student's Guides

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Cambridge University Press #ad - In this guide for students, plain-language explanations of the physical meaning of each symbol in the equation, with detailed, each equation is the subject of an entire chapter, for both the integral and differential forms. Gauss's law for electric fields, gauss's law for magnetic fields, Faraday's law, and the Ampere–Maxwell law are four of the most influential equations in science.

A Student's Guide to Maxwell's Equations Student's Guides #ad - The final chapter shows how Maxwell's equations may be combined to produce the wave equation, the basis for the electromagnetic theory of light. This book is a wonderful resource for undergraduate and graduate courses in electromagnetism and electromagnetics. A website hosted by the author at www. Cambridge.

Org/9780521701471 contains interactive solutions to every problem in the text as well as audio podcasts to walk students through each chapter.

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The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom

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Basic Books #ad - One of the discoverers of quantum mechanics, his contributions had a unique insight, clarity, the most revolutionary theory of the past century, eloquence, and mathematical power. A compelling human story, The Strangest Man also depicts a spectacularly exciting era in scientific history. He was an extraordinarily reserved loner, relentlessly literal-minded and appeared to have no empathy with most people.

His prediction of antimatter was one of the greatest triumphs in the history of physics. Paul dirac was among the great scientific geniuses of the modern age. Yet he was a family man and was intensely loyal to his friends. His tastes in the arts ranged from Beethoven to Cher, from Rembrandt to Mickey Mouse.

The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom #ad - Based on previously undiscovered archives, The Strangest Man reveals the many facets of Dirac’s brilliantly original mind. One of einstein’s most admired colleagues, Dirac was in 1933 the youngest theoretician ever to win the Nobel Prize in physics. Dirac’s personality is legendary.

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The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor: Why Some Are So Rich and Some Are So Poor

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Landes's acclaimed, best-selling exploration of one of the most contentious and hotly debated questions of our time: Why do some nations achieve economic success while others remain mired in poverty? The answer, as Landes definitively illustrates, is a complex interplay of cultural mores and historical circumstance.

The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor: Why Some Are So Rich and Some Are So Poor #ad - Readers cannot but be provoked and stimulated by this splendidly iconoclastic and refreshing book. Andrew porter, new york times Book ReviewThe Wealth and Poverty of Nations is David S. Rich with anecdotal evidence, piercing analysis, and a truly astonishing range of erudition, The Wealth and Poverty of Nations is a "picture of enormous sweep and brilliant insight" Kenneth Arrow as well as one of the most audaciously ambitious works of history in decades.

For the paperback edition, landes has written a new epilogue, in which he takes account of Asian financial crisises and the international tension between overconfidence and reality.

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