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Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy$
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Raymond Flood, Mark McCartney, and Andrew Whitaker

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199231256

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231256.001.0001

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Concepts and Models of the Magnetic Field

Concepts and Models of the Magnetic Field

7 Concepts and Models of the Magnetic Field
Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy

John Roche

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins with a discussion of Thomson's scientific style. It then discusses his early heuristic analogies in electrostatics, guiding mechanical model for electromagnetism, his ‘positive’ theory of magnetism, theory of electromagnetic energy, vortex atoms, and electromagnetic theory of light.

Keywords:   William Thomson, electrostatics, theory of light, physics, electromagnetism

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