The Life of James Clerk Maxwell
Born June 13, 18Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
Enrolled in University of Edinburgh at the age of 16
Studied for 3 years then attended Cambridge's Trinity College
Graduated in 1854
Married Katherine Mary Dewar in 1858
The Life of James Clerk Maxwell Cont.
Taught at Trinity College
Joined Physics faculty at Marischal College
Worked on several advancements in scientific fields (Theory of Saturn Rings, Electromagnetism, and Equations)
Died in Cambridge, England on November 25, 1879 from abdominal cancer
Maxwell realized that there was relations between Electromagnetic waves and light
Four mathematical equations which described the relation between them
The Four Equations
All of these equations explain the relation between electricity and magnetic fields, how they behave and how they influence objects.
These Equations are basically laws, like gravity.
Maxwell also made contributions to Astronomy
Most astronomers of the time believed that Saturn's Rings were liquid
Maxwell believed that instead they were composed of small orbiting bodies
Created a model that showed that at fast speeds it gave the orbiting bodies the appearance of waves
Albert Einstein and James Clerk Maxwell
While James Clerk Maxwell laid down the foundation of electromagnetism and light using his four equations, he wasn't the only one who used them.
Albert Einstein used a lot of Maxwell's work included in his theory of relativity.
After Maxwell discovered that light is a form of electromagnetic radiation that provides foundation for Einstein's theory that explains the relationship between energy, mass, and velocity.
The Electromagnetic field traveling which creates light
Oscillating electric and magnetic fields
Concept of electromagnetic field
Einstein theory of relativity
Optics and Color
First color photograph
Modern Contributions Cont.
Explained Color blindness
Kinetic Theory for gases (Maxwell Distribution)
Control theory used in centrifugal governor used in steam engines
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