By Kerry Kuehn
This publication offers a chronological creation to the electromagnetic idea of sunshine, utilizing chosen extracts from vintage texts resembling Gilbert’s De Magnete, Franklin’s Experiments and Observations on Electricity, and Huygens’ Treatise on Light. Particular recognition 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 in the course of the nineteenth century—would bring about the discovery of recent radar, electricity grids, and telecommunication networks.
Each bankruptcy of this publication starts off with a brief creation by way of a studying selection. conscientiously 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 workouts on the finish of every bankruptcy try out the reader’s skill to appreciate and follow key innovations from the text.
Electricity, Magnetism and Light is the 3rd of 4 volumes in A Student’s advisor in the course of the nice Physics Texts. This publication grew out of a four-semester undergraduate physics curriculum designed to motivate a serious and circumspect method of average technological know-how whereas whilst getting ready scholars for complicated coursework in physics.
This ebook is especially compatible as a college-level textbook for college kids of the common sciences, historical past or philosophy. it could actually additionally function a textbook for complex high-school or home-schooled scholars, or as a thematically-organized source-book for students and prompted lay-readers. In learning the vintage medical texts integrated herein, the reader should 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