James Clerk Maxwell
James Clerk Maxwell Poems
- Molecular Evolution At quite uncertain times and places, ...
- A Problem In Dynamics An inextensible heavy chain Lies on a ...
- Lectures To Women On Physical ... I. PLACE. -- A ...
- Reflex Musings: Reflections Fr...
- Lines Written Under The Convic...
- School Rhymes O academic muse that hast for long Charmed all...
- A Vision Of A Wrangler, Of A U...
James Clerk Maxwell was a Scottish theoretical physicist and mathematician. His most important achievement was classical electromagnetic theory, synthesizing all previously unrelated observations, experiments and equations of electricity, magnetism and even optics into a consistent theory. His set of equations—Maxwell's equations—demonstrated that electricity, magnetism and even light are all manifestations of the same phenomenon: the electromagnetic field. From that moment on, all other classic laws or equations of these disciplines became simplified cases of Maxwell's equations. Maxwell's work in electromagnetism has been called the "second great unification in physics", after ... more »
Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.
Comments about James Clerk Maxwell
At quite uncertain times and places,
The atoms left their heavenly path,
And by fortuitous embraces,
Engendered all that being hath.
And though they seem to cling together,
And form "associations" here,
Yet, soon or late, they burst their tether,
And through the depths of space career.
So we who sat, oppressed with science,
As British asses, wise and grave,
Are now transformed to wild Red Lions,
As round our prey we ramp and rave.
Thus, by a swift metamorphosis,
Wisdom turns wit, and science joke,
Nonsense is incense to our noses, ...