Who is James Clerk Maxwell

James Clerk Maxwell (13 June 1831 – 5 November 1879) was a Scottish mathematician and scientist responsible for the classical theory of electromagnetic radiation, which was the first theory to describe electricity, magnetism and light as different manifestations of the same phenomenon. Maxwell's equations for electromagnetism have been called the "second great unification in physics" where the first one had been realised by Isaac Newton.

With the publication of "A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field" in 1865, Maxwell demonstrated that electric and magnetic fields travel through space as waves moving at the speed of light. He proposed that light is an undulation in the same medium that is the cause of electric and magnetic phenomena. The unification of light and elect...
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  • To K.m.d.
    In the buds, before they burst,
    Leaves and flowers are moulded;
    Closely pressed they lie at first,
    Exquisitely folded. ...
  • Nathalocus

    Bleak was the pathway and barren the mountain,
    As the traveller passed on his wearisome way, ...
  • To The Committee Of The Cayley Portrait Fund
    O wretched race of men, to space confined!
    What honour can ye pay to him, whose mind
    To that which lies beyond hath penetrated?
    The symbols he bath formed shall sound his praise, ...
  • Cats Cradle Song, By A Babe In Knots
    Peter the Repeater,
    Platted round a platter
    Slips of slivered paper,
    Basting them with batter. ...
  • Seventh Ode Of The Fourth Book Of Horace
    All the snows have fled, and grass springs up on the meadows,
    And there are leaves on the trees;
    Earth has changed her looks, and turbulent rivers decreasing,
    Slowly meander along; ...
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This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison
 by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

[Addressed to Charles Lamb, of the India House, London]

In the June of 1797 some long-expected friends paid a visit
to the author's cottage; and on the morning of their arrival,
he met with an accident, which disabled him from walking
during the whole time of their stay. One evening, when they
had left him for a few hours, he composed the following
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