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James Clerk Maxwell

(13 June 1831 – 5 November 1879 / Edinburgh, Scotland)

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

An inextensible heavy chain
Lies on a smooth horizontal plane,
An impulsive force is applied at A,
Required the initial motion of K.

Let ds be the infinitesimal link,
Of which for the present we’ve only to think;
Let T be the tension, and T + dT
The same for the end that is nearest to B.

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