Observations of a Non-Scientist about Sustainable Living, Renewable Energy and the Power of the Sun.

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- Mahatma Gandhi

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Energy Makes the World go Around

James Clerk Maxwell (1831–1879)

"In speaking of the Energy of the field, however, I wish to be understood literally. All energy is the same as mechanical energy, whether it exists in the form of motion or in that of elasticity, or in any other form. The energy in electromagnetic phenomena is mechanical energy." 
- James Clerk Maxwell

The Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell, b. Nov. 13, 1831, d. Nov. 5, 1879, did revolutionary work in electromagnetism and the kinetic theory of gases. 

Maxwell's most important achievement was his extension and mathematical formulation of Michael Faraday's theories of electricity and magnetic lines of force.

Since known as Maxwell's equations they are one of the great achievements of 19th-century physics.

James and Katherine Maxwell, 1869.
File:James Clerk Maxwell statue in George Street, Edinburgh.jpg
 Maxwell statue in Edinburgh
 Postscript;  Why is he picture with his dog and the dog is even part of this statue of him?

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