The Electric Theories of J. Clerk Maxwell: A Historical and Critical Study By Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem
English | EPUB | 2015 | 191 Pages | ISBN : 3319185144 | 2.02 MB
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 Maxwell’s 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 géométrie” than the “esprit de finesse,” as Pascal calls it.