Professor Maxwell's Duplicitous Demon: How James Clerk Maxwell Unravelled The Mysteries Of Electromagnetism And Matter

May 22, 2020|
Professor Maxwell's Duplicitous Demon: How James Clerk Maxwell Unravelled The Mysteries Of Electromagnetism And Matter by Brian Clegg
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A new scientific biography of the great Victorian Scottish physicist, and the thought experiment which has taxed the finest minds in physics. Asked to name a great physicist, most people would mention Newton or Einstein, Feynman or Hawking. But ask a physicist and there's no doubt that James Clerk Maxwell will be near the top of the list. Maxwell, an unassuming Victorian Scotsman, explained how we perceive colour. He uncovered the way gases behave. And, most significantly, he transformed the way physics was undertaken in his explanation of the interaction of electricity and magnetism, revealing the nature of light and laying the groundwork for everything from Einstein's special relativity to modern electronics. Along the way, he set up one of the most enduring challenges in physics, one that has taxed the best minds ever since. Maxwell's demon' is a tiny but thoroughly disruptive thought experiment that suggests the second law of thermodynamics, the law that governs the flow of time itself, can be broken. This is the story of a groundbreaking scientist, a great contributor to our understanding of the way the world works, and his duplicitous demon.
Title:Professor Maxwell's Duplicitous Demon: How James Clerk Maxwell Unravelled The Mysteries Of Electrom...Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:7.71 X 6.23 X 0.89 inShipping dimensions:7.71 X 6.23 X 0.89 inPublished:May 22, 2020Publisher:Icon BooksLanguage:English

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