James Clerk Maxwell

1831 - 1879

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James Clerk Maxwellwas a Scottish mathematician who did revolutionary work on electricity and magnetism and on the kinetic theory of gases.
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List of References (41 books/articles)

Some Quotations (10)

A Poster of James Clerk Maxwell

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. James Clerk Maxwell on the nature of Saturn's rings
  2. A visit to James Clerk Maxwell's house
  3. Topology and Scottish mathematical physics
  4. A comment from Thomas Hirst's diary
  5. EMS honours Maxwell and Tait
  6. Poem for Cayley by Maxwell
  7. Obituary: The Times

Honours awarded to James Clerk Maxwell
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Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1856
Fellow of the Royal Society1861
Royal Society Bakerian lecturer1866
Lunar featuresCrater Maxwell
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Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. NNDB
  3. I Hutchison
  4. NAHSTE
  1. James Maxwell Foundation
  2. Maxwell Year 2006
  3. IEEE (Exhibition on Maxwell and Faraday)
  4. Glenlair.org

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