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Encyclopedia > A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism
A young Maxwell at university.
A young Maxwell at university.

A Treatise on Electriciy and Magnetism is an 1873 textbook on electromagnetism written by James Clerk Maxwell. James Clerk Maxwell as a young man. ... James Clerk Maxwell as a young man. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Electromagnetism is the physics of the electromagnetic field: a field, encompassing all of space, which exerts a force on those particles that possess the property of electric charge, and is in turn affected by the presence and motion of such particles. ... James Clerk Maxwell (13 June 1831 – 5 November 1879) was a Scottish mathematical physicist, born in Edinburgh. ...


These equations are compiled to two sets.


The first set is

mathbf{B} = nabla times mathbf{A}

The second set is

nabla cdot mathbf{D} = rho
nabla times mathbf{H} - frac{partial mathbf{D}}{partial t} = mathbf{J}

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A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism

Image File history File links Wikisource-nt. ... Wikisource – The Free Library – is a Wikimedia project to build a free, wiki library of source texts, along with translations into any language and other supporting materials. ... Maxwells equations (sometimes called the Maxwell equations) are the set of four equations, attributed to James Clerk Maxwell, that describe the behavior of both the electric and magnetic fields, as well as their interactions with matter. ...

External links

  • Reprint from Dover Publications
  • Full text of 1904 Edition including full text search.
  • A Treatise on Electricity And Magnetism - Volume 1 - 1873 - Posner Memorial Collection - Carnegie Mellon University
  • Volume 1 - 1873 - Internet Archive Mirror
  • A Treatise on Electricity And Magnetism - Volume 2 - 1873 - Posner Memorial Collection - Carnegie Mellon University
  • Volume 2 - 1873 - Internet Archive Mirror
  • Original Maxwell Equations - Maxwell's 20 Equations in 20 Unknowns - PDF
  • On Physical Lines of Force - 1861 Maxwell's 1861 paper describing Faraday's lines of Force - Predecessor to 1873 Treatise
  • A Dynamical Theory Of The Electromagnetic Field - 1865 Maxwell's 1865 paper describing his 20 Equations in 20 Unknowns - Predecessor to the 1873 Treatise
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