James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879)

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Date
1962
Summary
As a boy, Maxwell was subject to the brutal teasing of his classmates.  As an adult he met and solved several scientific problems that had been perplexing his contemporaries.  He won a prize for demonstrating mathematically the nature of the rings around Saturn.  But his most important achievement, which was at once the result of Faraday’s experiments and the beginning of much important new work by later scientists in physics and electricity, was his contribution to the study of electromagnetics and his predictions of the existence of electromagnetic waves.  The processes and apparatuses he used are sketched in detail by Dr. Posin. The topic is a complicated one, but worth the attention of anyone who intends to pursue modern physics on his own.
Publishers
WNET/13; Indiana University; WTTW/Chicago
Genre
Educational
Subject
Maxwell, James Clerk, 1831-1879 ; Electromagnetism
Collection
National Educational Television
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Rights Statement
No Copyright - United States
Physical Description
1 Film (0:29:07); 16mm
Notes
Gift to the IUB Libraries from Instructional Support Services.
Broadcast Date: 1962
Other Identifiers
IULMIA Film Database: 40000003272541; Other: GR00404495; MDPI Barcode: 40000003272541

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