The Resource A Student's Guide Through the Great Physics Texts : Volume III: Electricity, Magnetism and Light, by Kerry Kuehn, (electronic resource)

A Student's Guide Through the Great Physics Texts : Volume III: Electricity, Magnetism and Light, by Kerry Kuehn, (electronic resource)

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A Student's Guide Through the Great Physics Texts : Volume III: Electricity, Magnetism and Light
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A Student's Guide Through the Great Physics Texts
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Volume III: Electricity, Magnetism and Light
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by Kerry Kuehn
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This book provides a chronological introduction to the electromagnetic theory of light, using selected extracts from classic texts such as Gilbertâs De Magnete, Franklinâs Experiments and Observations on Electricity, and Huygensâ Treatise on Light. Particular attention is given to the works of Faraday, Maxwell and Heaviside, scientists who unified the formerly separate disciplines of electricity, magnetism and light. Their electromagnetic theoryâdeveloped during the 19th centuryâwould lead to the invention of modern radar, electrical power grids, and telecommunication networks. Each chapter of this book begins with a short introduction followed by a reading selection. Carefully crafted study questions draw out key points in the text and focus the readerâs attention on the authorâs methods, analysis and conclusions. Numerical and laboratory exercises at the end of each chapter test the readerâs ability to understand and apply key concepts from the text. Electricity, Magnetism and Light is the third of four volumes in A Studentâs Guide through the Great Physics Texts. This book grew out of a four-semester undergraduate physics curriculum designed to encourage a critical and circumspect approach to natural science while at the same time preparing students for advanced coursework in physics. This book is particularly suitable as a college-level textbook for students of the natural sciences, history or philosophy. It can also serve as a textbook for advanced high-school or home-schooled students, or as a thematically-organized source-book for scholars and motivated lay-readers. In studying the classic scientific texts included herein, the reader will be drawn toward a lifetime of contemplation.
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Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics,
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  • Physics
  • Philosophy and science
  • Atoms
  • Optics
  • Optoelectronics
  • Plasmons (Physics)
  • Physics
  • History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Optics, Optoelectronics, Plasmonics and Optical Devices
  • Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics
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A Student's Guide Through the Great Physics Texts : Volume III: Electricity, Magnetism and Light, by Kerry Kuehn, (electronic resource)
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From the Contents: Iron, Loadstones and Terrestrial Magnetism -- The Life and Death of a Magnet -- Conservation of Electrical Charge -- Muschenbroek's Wonderful Bottle -- Thunder and Lightning -- Coulomb's Law -- The Dawn of Electro-Magnetism -- Electric Currents, Magnetic Forces -- Work and Weight -- Kinetic and Potential Energy -- Conservation of Energy
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1st ed. 2016.
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XXVI, 471 p. 176 illus., 5 illus. in color.
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A Student's Guide Through the Great Physics Texts : Volume III: Electricity, Magnetism and Light, by Kerry Kuehn, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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not applicable
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text
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rdacontent
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From the Contents: Iron, Loadstones and Terrestrial Magnetism -- The Life and Death of a Magnet -- Conservation of Electrical Charge -- Muschenbroek's Wonderful Bottle -- Thunder and Lightning -- Coulomb's Law -- The Dawn of Electro-Magnetism -- Electric Currents, Magnetic Forces -- Work and Weight -- Kinetic and Potential Energy -- Conservation of Energy
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2016.
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XXVI, 471 p. 176 illus., 5 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9783319218168
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-3-319-21816-8
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