James Clerk Maxwell
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 the first ... more »
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''Gin a body meet a bodyJames Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879), Scottish physicist. Rigid Body Sings (l. 1-4). . . Faber Book of Parodies, The. Simon Brett, ed. (1984) Faber and...
Flyin' through the air,
Gin a body hit a body,
Will it fly? and where?''
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