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Einstein placed on record his view that Maxwell's work resulted in the most profound change in the conception of reality in physics since the time of Newton. Maxwell's researches united electricity and magnetism into the concept of the electro-magnetic field. He died relatively young, and indeed some of the theories he advanced in physics were only conclusively proved long after his death. For example, he did not live to see proved in the laboratory his theory that when a charged particle is accelerated, the radiation produced has the same velocity as that of light: it is a unification that remains one of the greatest landmarks in the whole of science. It paved the way for Einstein's special theory of relativity. Maxwell's ideas also ushered in the other major innovation of twentieth-century physics, the quantum theory.

 

http://www.mountainman.com.au/albert_e.html

 

2. Wikipedia :

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Clerk_Maxwell

 

3. Science Snacks: Diamagnetism Experiment

 

http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/diamagnetism_www/index.html

 

 

Quotations

 

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"All the mathematical sciences are founded on relations between physical laws and laws of numbers, so that the aim of exact science is to reduce the problems of nature to the determination of quantities by operations with numbers."

--JCM? from Faraday's Lines of Force (1856}

 

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In 1931, on the centennial anniversary of Maxwell's birthday, Einstein described Maxwell's work as the

 

"most profound and the most fruitful that physics has experienced since the time of Newton."

 

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"This velocity is so nearly that of light, that it seems we have strong reason to conclude that light itself (including radiant heat, and other radiations if any) is an electromagnetic disturbance in the form of waves propagated through the electromagnetic field according to electromagnetic laws."

JCM (1865)

 


 

Maxwell links

MIT- TEAL Visualisations

http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/teal_tour.htm

 

Trinity College : The Electromagnetic Revolution:Oersted's discovery

http://www.tcd.ie/Physics/Schools/what/materials/magnetism/four.html

 

Syracuse Uni : Maxwell and the Electrodynamic Theory of Light

http://physics.syr.edu/courses/modules/LIGHTCONE/maxwell.html

 

 

http://www.msnucleus.org/membership/html/k-6/as/physics/4/asp4_1a.html

 

Electricity and Magnetism

Electricity and Magnetism

http://science.enotes.com/earth-science/electricity-magnetism

 

Brown Uni:

http://www.cs.brown.edu/stc/outrea/greenhouse/nursery/physics/home.html

 

NASA :

http://www-spof.gsfc.nasa.gov/stargaze/Sun5wave.htm

http://www-spof.gsfc.nasa.gov/stargaze/Smap.htm

http://www.qrg.northwestern.edu/projects/vss/docs/Communications/2-how-are-frequency-and-wavelength-related.html

http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/EDDOCS/wavelength.html

 

Science Made Simple : Static Electricty

http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/static.html

 

How Does Electricity Work : links

http://www.easyapplianceparts.com/resources/How-Does-Electricity-Work.aspx

 

Science Snacks

Index:

http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/snacksbysubject.html

 

Simple Motor

http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/stripped_down_motor.html

 

Diamagnetism

http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/diamagnetism_www/index.html

 

 

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