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James Clerk Maxwell

James Clerk Maxwell (June 13, 1831 - November 5, 1879) improved the knowledge of electromagnetism.

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James Clerk Maxwell

What importance does James clerk maxwell's work have to modern day society?

None at all. He was just a math and science nerd working in a dusty laboratory

in England 150 years ago. Most of the things he invented were nothing but

math formulas and equations. In fact, his four most famous equations weren't

even his ... all four of them were invented by other guys long before Maxwell,

and all he did was to collect up these four equations out of books he read in

the library and play with them all together, like a set of blocks or dolls.

And out of that, he got this weird idea that there must be electromagnetic waves.

And that light could be one kind of them. And if it was, then it would have to move

at 186,000 miles a second. This was so much faster than horses and trains that

almost everybody thought he was a little bit crazy. But the ones that didn't

started doing experiments to find electromagnetic waves.

One guy in Germany figured out how to make them, and after a lot of work,

he could actually make electromagnetic waves on one side of the room and

detect them all the way across the room. That was such a huge accomplishment

that scientists all around the world named the waves after him, and started

calling them "Hertzian waves". But so many other scientists started working

with the same waves that after a few years, they just called them "radio waves".

At the same time, other scientists were figuring out ways to measure the speed

of light, and the better their measurements got, the closer they came to the speed

that Maxwell predicted, and they became more and more convinced that light had to

be electromagnetic waves too.

By now you can see that Maxwell's work had nothing to do with modern society,

except for radio, TV, microwave radios and microwave ovens, weather radar,

GPS, ham radio, CB radio, wi-fi, cellular telephones, garage door openers, traffic

and weather together every 10 minutes, the news from across the country and

around the world while you sit in your easy chair, a stock trader in Chicago

making moves on the New York Stock Exchange in 1/2 a second, chest x-rays,

CAT scans, MRI scans, PET scans, radio astronomy, the leftover fingerprints of

the Big Bang, astronauts talking to Houston from the surface of the Moon, and

Mars rovers receiving their travel instructions from JPL and sending pictures back.

Maxwell discovered that it should be possible, so Hertz tried it and figured out

how to generate radio and send it all the way across his laboratory.

If you can imagine a world that had never known radio, you can see how

plausible it is that nobody would have ever tried it until somebody convinced

them that it must exist. And that it was important to look for it, because heat

and light are all the same phenomenon as radio.

That was Maxwell.

James Clerk Maxwell

How did James clerk maxwell die?

He died of Abdominal cancer.

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Did James clerk maxwell win a nobel prize?

Sadly, I don't think so, but he won a lot of other prestigious awards.

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Is the James Maxwell discover that light is transverse elecromagnetic wave?

Yes, more or less. James Clerk Maxwell predicted that an electromagnetic wave would propagate at the speed of light. Therefore, he also suspected that light was an electromagnetic wave. This was confirmed later.

Yes, more or less. James Clerk Maxwell predicted that an electromagnetic wave would propagate at the speed of light. Therefore, he also suspected that light was an electromagnetic wave. This was confirmed later.

Yes, more or less. James Clerk Maxwell predicted that an electromagnetic wave would propagate at the speed of light. Therefore, he also suspected that light was an electromagnetic wave. This was confirmed later.

Yes, more or less. James Clerk Maxwell predicted that an electromagnetic wave would propagate at the speed of light. Therefore, he also suspected that light was an electromagnetic wave. This was confirmed later.

James Clerk Maxwell

What are James clerk maxwell's theories?

Maxwell had a number of achievements, but his major Theory and achievement was the Theory that light was a Electromagnetic Wave.

This is one of the greatest theoretical achievements in scientific history.

With respect to this achievement Maxwell is best known for "Maxwell's Equations", four equations that describe the behavior of electromagnetism.

Maxwell's Equations

rho= Del.D (Guass' Law)

0=DelxE + dB/dt (Faraday's Law)

0=Del.B

DelxH=dD/dt + J (Ampere's Law with dD/dt added by Maxwell)

These equations appear in Chapter 9 of Maxwell's "A treatise on electricity and magnetism", published in 1873, but they were not written in the modern mathematical notation of vector algebra, which was not yet available. He described the equations as being written using "Mr Hamilton's quaternions", but they are recognisably the same as their modern form. Others including Oliver Heaviside rewrote Maxwell's Equations using the modern notation.

Maxwell's was a student of Faraday and discovered that light was electricity by attempting to represent Faraday's Theory of the electric field mathematically.

I think the mathematically proper laws of Electromagnetism the quaternion equation:

XE= (d/dcdt + Del)(Er + Ev) = (dEr/cdt - Del.Ev) + (dEv/cdt + Del Er + DelxEv)

At boundary Condition or Stationary Condtion We derive Maxwell's Equation's

0 =( dBr/dt - del.Ev) + (dBv/dt + Del Er)

Note* DelxEv is required to be zero in order for the vector equation to sum to zero. DelxEv =0 indicates the other vectors are parallel or anti-parallel.

The Electromagnetic fields are related by E=zH=cB=zcD.

This says that the Electric Field is Invariant or Stationary or is Bounded.

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When did James Hutton die?

James Hutton died on March 26, 1797 at the age of 70.

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What is James clerk maxwell famous for in mathematics?

Maxwell's Equations. These equations described the relationship between electric and magnetic fields. Maxwell was asked by Farady the great Physicist to describe Faraday's theories in mathematical terms, as Faraday used no formulas in his work. Maxwell's Equations led him to describe light as a form of electricity, an Electromagnetic wave, a great prediction in physics, if not the greatest scientific prediction.

I must say that Benjamin Franklin should get some credit in describing Lightning as electricity years before Maxwell. Benjamin Franklin was the Father of Electrical Engineering and he too, used little mathematics.

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Is James Clerk Maxwell dead?

James Clerk Maxwell is more than dead, I'd suspect his body is fully decomposed by now.

James Clerk Maxwell died in Cambridge, England, on the 5th November 1879, which is over 130 years ago.

He died of abdominal cancer at the age of 48.

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Did James Clerk Maxwell have kids?

he did not have any children but he love science a lot and he didn't have time for children

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Did James Maxwell have any pets?

yes. he had a dog and a cat.

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How did James maxwell discover that light wave is an electromagnetic wave?

He added an extra mathematical term to Ampere's law and discovered that with what are now called Maxwell's equations there is a free-space solutions in the form of waves.

He found that the wave solutions travel at the speed of light, so he guessed that they were light. This was later proved to be correct. The equations also predicted the existence of radio waves and these were discovered 15 years later.

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Was James Clark Maxwell a devout Christian?

Yes. James Clark Maxwell was a devout Christian. He worked with Michael Faraday

(also a devout Christian) just had to add that xD

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WHAT was James clerk Maxwell famous for saying?

Maxwell was famous for saying Light is a form of Electricity.

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How did James Clerk Maxwell died?

He died of abdominal cancer.

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Where did James clerk maxwell live?

14 India street, Edinburgh

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What did James maxwell discover?

James Maxwell discovered electromagnetism and electromagnetic waves.

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What year was James Clerk Maxwell born?

13th June 1831 - died 5th November 1879. Theoretical physicist and mathematitian

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What did James clerk maxwell discover?

maxwell was good at making mathamatical equations

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When did James Clerk Maxwell die?

James Clerk Maxwell died on November 5, 1879 at the age of 48.

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What is James Clerk Maxwell's birthday?

James Clerk Maxwell was born on June 13, 1831.

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What did James clerk maxwell prove about visible light?

That it is a part of the electromagnetic spectrum

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Who was James Maxwell and what did he do?

He is famous for his theory of electromagnetics, described in his "Treatise on electricity and magnetism", published in 1873, which is the basis for electrical physics, electrical and electronic engineering and therefore much of what makes modern life what is it.

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What problems did James clerk maxwell face?

James Clerk Maxwell's mother passed away when he was 8. He missed lots of school due to illness. He constantly was moving when he was teaching later in his life.

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