Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Long Road to Maxwell’s Equations. Post #335

The Long Road to Maxwell’s Equations
Source: http://spectrum.ieee.org/telecom/wireless/the-long-road-to-maxwells-equations. Comment: A fascinating article on the life and times of James Clerk Maxwell, who developed the first unified theory of physics and who showed that "electricity and magnetism are intimately connected." The article also discusses the work of his contemporaries (Lodge, Heavyside, and Hertz) and how they used some of Maxwell's ideas to formulate their own theories of electromagnetism. Shortly before he died in 1879, Maxwell encapsulated his ideas into four equations which formed the basis of modern-day communications. The contributions of James Clerk Maxwell make him, in my humble opinion, one of the giants of radio. He belongs on the same podium as Tesla, Marconi, and Popov. For the latest in Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars. These news feeds are updated daily. You can follow our blog community with a free email subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).