The genesis of Maxwell's equations

Magdalena Salazar Palma, Tapan Kumar Sarkar

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to illustrate how Maxwell came to his mathematical constructs of the work done before him by Oersted, Ampère, Faraday, Gauss and so on, into a concise and precise mathematical form. In addition, the presentation will address two specific topics which are fundamental in engineering electromagnetic education: how did Maxwell reached the conclusion light was electromagnetic in nature and thereby revolutionizing the last century physics and the concept of displacement current.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781479982752
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 24 2015
EventIEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2015 - Phoenix, United States
Duration: May 17 2015May 22 2015

Other

OtherIEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2015
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix
Period5/17/155/22/15

Keywords

  • Ampère
  • Electromagnetics
  • Faraday
  • FitzGerald
  • Gauss
  • Heaviside
  • Hertz
  • History
  • James Clerk Maxwell
  • Maxwellians
  • Oersted

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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