James Clerk Maxwell Perspectives on his Life and Work

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  • Copyright: 2014-03-16
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Author Biography

Raymond Flood, Gresham Professor of Geometry, Gresham College,Mark McCartney, Senior Lecturer in Mathematics, University of Ulster,Andrew Whitaker, Professor of Physics, Queen's University of Belfast

Raymond Flood is Gresham Professor of Geometry. He was Vice President of Kellogg College, Oxford and is an Emeritus fellow of Kellogg College. His main research interests are in the history of mathematics, and he was formerly President of the British Society for the History of Mathematics.

Mark McCartney is Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Ulster. His research interests include nonlinear dynamics, the history of science and maths education.

Andrew Whitaker is Emeritus Professor of Physics at Queen's University Belfast. His main research interest has been in the foundations of quantum theory and he also has an interest in the history of physics, having had The New Quantum Age published by Oxford University Press in 2011.

Table of Contents

1. Introductory Biography, Raymond Flood
2. Maxwell at Aberdeen, John Reid
3. Maxwell at King's College, London, John Reid
4. Cambridge and Building the Cavendish Laboratory, Isobel Falconer
5. Maxwell and the Science of Colour, Malcolm Longair
6. Maxwell and the Rings of Saturn, Andrew Whitaker
7. Maxwell's Kinetic Theory 1859-1870, Elizabeth Garber
8. Maxwell and the Theory of Liquids, John Rowlinson
9. Maxwell's Famous (or Infamous) Demon, Andrew Whitaker
10. Maxwell's Contribution to Electricity and Magnetism, Dan Siegel
11. 1. The Maxwellians: The Reception and Further Development of Maxwell's Electromagnetic Theory, Chen-Pang Yeang
12. The Fluid Dynamics of James Clerk Maxwell, Keith Moffatt
Poetry, Religion and Conclusions
13. Boundaries of Perception: James Clerk Maxwell's Poetry of Self, Senses and Science, Stella Pratt-Smith
14. Maxwell, Faith and Physics, Philip Marston
15. I Remember Years and Labours as a Tale that I have Read, Mark McCartney

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