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REFLECTIONS ON MAXWELL'S TREATISE (Invited Paper)

By A. D. Yaghjian

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Abstract:
Over a period of about twenty years, Maxwell's determination and unification of the equations of electricity and magnetism evolved from his first paper on the subject in 1855-56, ``Faraday's Lines of Force,'' to the publication of his Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism in 1873. Notwithstanding the many historical accounts and textbooks devoted to Maxwell's work, I have not been able to find a reasonably concise, yet definitive summary of the fundamentals of exactly what Maxwell did in his Treatise and how he did it. This paper represents my own attempt to provide such a summary.

Citation:
A. D. Yaghjian, "Reflections on Maxwell's Treatise (Invited Paper)," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 149, 217-249, 2014.
doi:10.2528/PIER14092503
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=14092503

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