The Resource The electric theories of J. Clerk Maxwell : a historical and critical study, Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem ; translated by Alan Aversa

The electric theories of J. Clerk Maxwell : a historical and critical study, Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem ; translated by Alan Aversa

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The electric theories of J. Clerk Maxwell : a historical and critical study
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The electric theories of J. Clerk Maxwell
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a historical and critical study
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Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem ; translated by Alan Aversa
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  • eng
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In this volume Pierre Duhem first gives an overview of 19th century electricity and magnetism. Next, he applies his keen historical, philosophical, and physical intuition to critiquing Maxwells theories, especially his electromagnetic theory of light and the ad hoc introduction of displacement current, which he considers too much a product of the esprit de g©♭om©♭trie than the esprit de finesse, as Pascal calls it. In this book, Duhem is guided by the principle that a theory that offers contradictions, even if the theory is posed by a genius, needs to be analysed and discussed until a clear distinction can be made between the propositions likely to be logically demonstrated and statements that offend logic and which must be transformed or rejected. Furthermore, Duhem felt, in criticizing such a theory one must guard against narrowness of mind and petty corrections which would make one forget the merit of the inventor; and, more importantly, one must guard against the blind superstition which, for admiration of the author, would hide the serious defects of the work. He is not so great a genius that he surpasses the laws of reason. Pierre Duhem (1861-1916), chairman of theoretical physics at Bordeaux in 1984-1916, is well-known for his works in the history and philosophy of science
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1861-1916
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Duhem, Pierre Maurice Marie
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537
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QC518
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Aversa, Alan
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Boston studies in the philosophy and history of science,
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volume 314
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  • Maxwell, James Clerk
  • Maxwell, James Clerk
  • Electricity
  • Dielectrics
  • Electromagnetic theory
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Dielectrics
  • Electricity
  • Electromagnetic theory
  • History
  • History of Science
  • History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
  • Philosophy of Science
  • History of science
  • Philosophy of science
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The electric theories of J. Clerk Maxwell : a historical and critical study, Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem ; translated by Alan Aversa
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Chapter 1: Introduction -- PART I: THE ELECTROSTATICS OF MAXWELL -- Chapter 2: The fundamental properties of dielectrics. The doctrines of Faraday and Mossotti -- Chapter 3: The first electrostatics of Maxwell -- Chapter 4: The second electrostatics of Maxwell -- Chapter 5: The third electrostatics of Maxwell -- PART II: THE ELECTRODYNAMICS OF MAXWELL -- Chapter 6: Conduction current and displacement current -- Chapter 7: The six equations of Maxwell and electromagnetic energy -- Chapter 8: The electromagnetic theory of light -- Chapter 9: Conclusion -- References -- Index
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The electric theories of J. Clerk Maxwell : a historical and critical study, Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem ; translated by Alan Aversa
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Chapter 1: Introduction -- PART I: THE ELECTROSTATICS OF MAXWELL -- Chapter 2: The fundamental properties of dielectrics. The doctrines of Faraday and Mossotti -- Chapter 3: The first electrostatics of Maxwell -- Chapter 4: The second electrostatics of Maxwell -- Chapter 5: The third electrostatics of Maxwell -- PART II: THE ELECTRODYNAMICS OF MAXWELL -- Chapter 6: Conduction current and displacement current -- Chapter 7: The six equations of Maxwell and electromagnetic energy -- Chapter 8: The electromagnetic theory of light -- Chapter 9: Conclusion -- References -- Index
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9783319185156
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