By Kerry Kuehn
This publication offers a chronological advent to the electromagnetic conception of sunshine, utilizing chosen extracts from vintage texts comparable to Gilbert’s De Magnete, Franklin’s Experiments and Observations on Electricity, and Huygens’ Treatise on Light. Particular cognizance is given to the works of Faraday, Maxwell and Heaviside, scientists who unified the previously separate disciplines of electrical energy, magnetism and light. Their electromagnetic theory—developed through the nineteenth century—would bring about the discovery of recent radar, electrical energy grids, and telecommunication networks.
Each bankruptcy of this ebook starts with a quick creation by way of a interpreting selection. rigorously crafted research questions draw out key issues within the textual content and concentration the reader’s awareness at the author’s equipment, research and conclusions. Numerical and laboratory routines on the finish of every bankruptcy try the reader’s skill to appreciate and observe key options from the text.
Electricity, Magnetism and Light is the 3rd of 4 volumes in A Student’s consultant during the nice Physics Texts. This publication grew out of a four-semester undergraduate physics curriculum designed to motivate a serious and circumspect method of usual technological know-how whereas even as getting ready scholars for complex coursework in physics.
This booklet is very compatible as a college-level textbook for college students of the traditional sciences, background or philosophy. it might probably additionally function a textbook for complicated high-school or home-schooled scholars, or as a thematically-organized source-book for students and stimulated lay-readers. In learning the vintage medical texts integrated herein, the reader might be drawn towards a life of contemplation.
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A Student's Guide Through the Great Physics Texts: Volume III: Electricity, Magnetism and Light: 3 (Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics) by Kerry Kuehn