Faraday maxwell and the electromagnetic field pdf
Maxwell, The history of Electromagnetism - Documentary
Faraday–Maxwell theory of electromagnetism and the Maxwell–Hertz electromagnetic waves
Maxwell's great paper of established his dynamical theory of the electromagnetic field. The origins of the paper lay in his earlier papers of , in which he began the mathematical elaboration of Faraday's researches into electromagnetism, and of —, in which the displacement current was introduced. These earlier works were based upon mechanical analogies. In the paper of , the focus shifts to the role of the fields themselves as a description of electromagnetic phenomena. The somewhat artificial mechanical models by which he had arrived at his field equations a few years earlier were stripped away. Maxwell's introduction of the concept of fields to explain physical phenomena provided the essential link between the mechanical world of Newtonian physics and the theory of fields, as elaborated by Einstein and others, which lies at the heart of twentieth and twenty-first century physics. This commentary was written to celebrate the th anniversary of the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.