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James Clerk Maxwell (1831 - 1879), on Faraday's lines of force

“…In order to appreciate the requirements of the science, the student must make himself familiar with a considerable body of mathematics, the mere retention of which in the memory materially hinders further progress…. 10 more words

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James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879)

James C. Maxwell was a 19th century pioneer in chemistry and physics who articulated the idea of electromagnetism.

“We have strong reason to conclude that light itself—including radiant heat and other radiation, if any—is an electromagnetic disturbance in the form of waves propagated through the electromagnetic field according to electromagnetic laws.”

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Nature & Space

"In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this"*...

Certain scientific circles of the nineteenth century were home to a rather unexpected preoccupation: the dropping of cats. While at university in Trinity College, Cambridge, James Clerk Maxwell, who would go onto become arguably the greatest theoretical physicist of the nineteenth century, was reportedly well known for the activity.

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Real Sciencetists who were also very real Christians

Great Scientists (left to right): Kirby, Pasteur, Newton, Carver, Maxwell, Kepler, Boyle, Bell
The greatest scientists—the ones most responsible for great discoveries—were creationists.
These include Kepler, Newton, Boyle, Bell, Kirby, Maxwell, Pasteur and Carver, among many others. 1,722 more words

Maxwell's Demon: How to defeat entropy

If you’ve ever studied the topic of energy at school, you might have heard of “entropy”. It’s basically another name for disorder in the universe. For example if you mix milk in your tea, no matter how hard you try you can’t get all of it out. 242 more words


Momentele Creaţiei: James Clerk Maxwell

Albert Einstein a spus că James Clerk Maxwell a adus contribuții în fizică mai mari decât orice om de știință, afară de Isaac Newton.

Maxwell a dezvoltat explicații teoretice și matematice complexe pentru toate forțele din univers, cu excepția gravitației și a forțelor nucleare. 191 more words

Şcoala De Apologetică

照亮相對論的光 (上)

我在《光的祕密》文中討論了電磁學的發展,以及馬克士威方程如何預言電磁波的存在。但是在 19 世紀末的物理學界仍然存在好幾片烏雲,而且正不斷擴大。其中一片就是牛頓力學與電磁學的結論互相抵觸。

相對性原理 (principle of relativity) 其實並非愛因斯坦所發現的。人類似乎很早就知道 (卻沒有去追問為甚麼,彷彿一切都是必然的) 我們能在行駛中的船上以在地上一樣的力度和角度打桌球、廚師能以在地上一樣的技巧將薄餅拋來拋去、而你也能夠在正以時速 900 公里飛行的飛機上從容不迫地與在地面上一樣做相同的動作。看來,我們習慣所有東西都是理所當然的。懷海德 (Alfred North Whitehead) 說

“It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.”

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