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Clerk Maxwell and modern science

Cyril Domb

Clerk Maxwell and modern science

six commemorative lectures

by Cyril Domb

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Published by University of London, Athlone Press in London] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Maxwell, James Clerk, 1831-1879,
  • Physics -- Addresses, essays, lectures

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliographical references included in footnotes.

    Statementby Edward V. Appleton [and others.
    ContributionsMaxwell, James Clerk, 1831-1879.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC71 .D63
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 118 p.
    Number of Pages118
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5903602M
    LC Control Number64001116

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JAMES CLERK MAXWELL AND MODERN PHYSICS by R T. GLAZEBROOK. Originally published in PREFACE: THE task of giving some account of Maxwells work of describing the share that he has taken in the advance of Physical Science during the latter halt of this nineteenth century has proved no light labour.

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