A Student's Guide Through the Great Physics Texts: Volume by Kerry Kuehn

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By Kerry Kuehn

This e-book presents a chronological creation to the electromagnetic idea of sunshine, utilizing chosen extracts from vintage texts equivalent to Gilbert’s De Magnete, Franklin’s Experiments and Observations on Electricity, and Huygens’ Treatise on Light.  Particular realization 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 through 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 advent by means of a studying selection.  conscientiously crafted examine questions draw out key issues within the textual content and concentration the reader’s recognition at the author’s equipment, research and conclusions.  Numerical and laboratory workouts on the finish of every bankruptcy attempt the reader’s skill to appreciate and follow key recommendations 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 severe and circumspect method of normal technological know-how whereas whilst getting ready scholars for complicated coursework in physics.

This booklet is especially appropriate as a college-level textbook for college kids of the ordinary sciences, background or philosophy.  it could actually additionally function a textbook for complicated high-school or home-schooled scholars, or as a thematically-organized source-book for students and stimulated lay-readers.  In learning the vintage medical texts integrated herein, the reader could be drawn towards a life of contemplation.

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