James Clerk Maxwell
James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) was one of the most important mathematical physicists of all time, after only Newton and Einstein. Within a relatively short lifetime he made enormous contributions to science which this lecture will survey. Foremost among these was the formulation of the theory of electromagnetism with light, electricity and magnetism all shown to be manifestations of the electromagnetic field. He also made major contributions to the theory of colour vision and optics, the kinetic theory of gases and thermodynamics, and the understanding of the dynamics and stability of Saturn's rings.
Raymond Flood has spent most of his academic life promoting mathematics and computing to adult audiences, mainly through his position as University Lecturer at Oxford University, in the Continuing Education Department and at Kellogg College. (from gresham.ac.uk)
|James Clerk Maxwell|
|James Clerk Maxwell
A collection of eBooks and films that can help us better-understand James Clerk Maxwell, one of the most important mathematical physicists of all time.
|Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity
This is a three part BBC documentary series presented by Jim Al-Khalili, telling the story of our quest to master nature's most mysterious force - electricity.
|Maxwell's Equations and Electromagnetic Waves
Waves on a string are reviewed and the general solution to the wave equation is described. Maxwell's equations in their final form are written down and then considered in free space, away from charges and currents.
|Electricity and Magnetism
In addition to the basic concepts of electromagnetism, a vast variety of interesting topics are covered in this course: Lightning, Pacemakers, Electric Shock Treatment, etc.
|Great Mathematicians, Great Mathematics
This is a series of lectures to look at the personality and some of the work of a number of famous mathematicians and then discuss more recent developments and applications.