maxwell on molecules and gases

Book Title : Maxwell on Molecules and Gases
Author : James Clerk Maxwell
Publisher : MIT Press
Release Date : 1986
Pages : 565
ISBN : 0262070944
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James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) is generally considered the most importantmathematical physicist in the period between Newton and Einstein. His work, like theirs, exhibitsrange as well as depth and extends from his grand synthesis of electrical, magnetic, and opticalphenomena in the theory of electromagnetic fields to his contributions to the kinetic theory ofgases and its generalization into statistical mechanics.Maxwell on Saturn's Rings (The MIT Press,1983) focused on the early work that confirmed Maxwell's scientific promise. The present volumedeals with the evolution of Maxwell's overview of atomic and statistical physics and with his workon the kinetic theory of transport phenomena in gases. It includes 92 documents and papers spanningthe years 1859-1879. Among these are previously unpublished notes, drafts, and calculations andcorrespondence with Peter Guthrie Tait, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Herbert Spencer, GeorgeGabbriel Stokes, Simon Newcomb, and others.The reader can trace Maxwell's insights from theirinception to their fruition in the fully worked-out formal papers and shorter communications toNature that are also included. The documents reveal the stages through which key concepts passed -such as the idea that diffusion, viscosity, and heat conduction in gases are parallel dynamicalprocesses expressed in terms of the transfer of mass, momentum, and energy - and show Maxwell'sskill in balancing abstract philosophical generalization with concrete practical detail.The editorshave provided a comprehensive introduction that places the material in historical context. Aforthcoming volume on thermodynamics and statistical mechanics will conclude their presentation ofMaxwell's scientific development.Elizabeth Garber and Stephen G. Brush are historians of scienceaffiliated with the State University of New York at Stony Brook and the University of Maryland,respectively. C. W. F. Everitt is a physicist and historian of science associated with StanfordUniversity.

Book Title : Theory of Heat
Author : James Clerk Maxwell
Publisher :
Release Date : 1872
Pages : 313
ISBN : RMS:RMS45IST000020154$$$W
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This classic sets forth the fundamentals of thermodynamics and kinetic theory simply enough to be understood by beginners, yet with enough subtlety to appeal to more advanced readers, too.

Book Title : The Scientific Letters and Papers of James Clerk Maxwell
Author : James Clerk Maxwell
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2002-10-17
Pages : 960
ISBN : 0521256275
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This is a comprehensive edition of Maxwell's manuscript papers published virtually complete and largely for the first time.

Book Title : The Natural Philosophy of James Clerk Maxwell
Author : P. M. Harman
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2001-02-22
Pages : 232
ISBN : 052100585X
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This book examines James Clerk Maxwell, creator of the electromagnetic theory of light and kinetic theory of gases.

Book Title : Lectures on Gas Theory
Author : Ludwig Boltzmann
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release Date : 2012-08-15
Pages : 512
ISBN : 9780486152332
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A masterpiece of theoretical physics, this classic contains a comprehensive exposition of the kinetic theory of gases. It combines rigorous mathematic analysis with a pragmatic treatment of physical and chemical applications.

Book Title : A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field
Author : James C. Maxwell
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date : 1996-12-03
Pages : 116
ISBN : 9781579100155
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Book Title : Maxwell on Heat and Statistical Mechanics
Author : James Clerk Maxwell
Publisher : Lehigh University Press
Release Date : 1995-01
Pages : 550
ISBN : 0934223343
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This is the third and final volume in the study and publication of James Clerk Maxwell's work in gas theory, molecules, and thermodynamics. The nineteenth-century Scottish physicist derived his ideas on thermodynamics from an interest in theories of matter, not contemporary concerns with heat engines and engineering. The manuscripts and papers presented here reveal the development of his ideas and the uniqueness of his interpretations of mechanics, the necessity of a statistical interpretation of the second law of thermodynamics, and his understanding of the dynamics of rare gases. They also reveal the context of a well-developed discipline and professional community to which Maxwell reacted and to whom he needed to respond. These papers shed light on the formation of Maxwell's ideas and theories within the structure of a professional scientific discipline, physics, that had only recently taken shape. While Maxwell responded to and relied on the work of his colleagues, his interpretations often placed his work apart from theirs, to be exploited by later generations of physicists.

Book Title : Theory of Heat
Author :
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release Date : 2012-09-06
Pages : 352
ISBN : 9780486174068
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This classic sets forth the fundamentals of thermodynamics and kinetic theory simply enough to be understood by beginners, yet with enough subtlety to appeal to more advanced readers, too.

Book Title : Understanding Physics
Author : David C. Cassidy
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2002-09-10
Pages : 851
ISBN : 0387987568
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A thorough grounding in contemporary physics while placing the subject into its social and historical context. Based largely on the highly respected Project Physics Course developed by two of the authors, it also integrates the results of recent pedagogical research. The text thus teaches the basic phenomena in the physical world and the concepts developed to explain them; shows that science is a rational human endeavour with a long and continuing tradition, involving many different cultures and people; develops facility in critical thinking, reasoned argumentation, evaluation of evidence, mathematical modelling, and ethical values. The treatment emphasises not only what we know but also how we know it, why we believe it, and what effects this knowledge has.

Book Title : An Introduction to the Kinetic Theory of Gases
Author : James Jeans
Publisher : CUP Archive
Release Date : 1982-10-14
Pages : 311
ISBN : 0521092329
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This book can be described as a student's edition of the author's Dynamical Theory of Gases. It is written, however, with the needs of the student of physics and physical chemistry in mind, and those parts of which the interest was mainly mathematical have been discarded. This does not mean that the book contains no serious mathematical discussion; the discussion in particular of the distribution law is quite detailed; but in the main the mathematics is concerned with the discussion of particular phenomena rather than with the discussion of fundamentals.