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Concepts and Models of the Magnetic Field

John Roche

in Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231256
eISBN:
9780191710803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231256.003.0007
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

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’ ... More


Joseph Priestley, Enlightened Experimentalist

W. H. Brock

in Joseph Priestley, Scientist, Philosopher, and Theologian

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199215300
eISBN:
9780191706929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215300.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Priestley's observations and experiments enabled others to interpret nature in a new way. This chapter reviews these observations and experiments covering electrostatics, optics, pneumatic chemistry, ... More


. In the Beginning

Michael Brian Schiffer

in Draw the Lightning Down: Benjamin Franklin and Electrical Technology in the Age of Enlightenment

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238022
eISBN:
9780520939851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238022.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter addresses the men who laid the earliest foundations of electrical science and technology. It also provides some basic principles of electrostatics along with the technologies that ... More


Early Modern Period

Don S. Lemons

in Drawing Physics: 2,600 Years of Discovery From Thales to Higgs

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035903
eISBN:
9780262338745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035903.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The early modern period (1543-1785) contributed many physical concepts that are simple enough to be conveyed with a diagram. Copernicus’s heliocentric universe (1543), Galileo’s discovery of the ... More


What Might Philosophy of Science Look Like If Chemists Built It?

Roald Hoffmann

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199755905
eISBN:
9780197563069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199755905.003.0007
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

Implicit in the title might be two presumptions. The first one, that there is (or should be) a single philosophy of science, is not a claim I intend—I do ... More


General considerations of the electrostatic boundary conditions in oxide heterostructures

Takuya Higuchi and Harold Y. Hwang

in Multifunctional Oxide Heterostructures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199584123
eISBN:
9780191745331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584123.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter presents basic electrostatic features that arise in oxide heterostructures, which vary the ionic charge stacking sequence. In close relation to the analysis of the stability of polar ... More


Analytic Element Method: Complex Interactions of Boundaries and Interfaces

David R. Steward

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198856788
eISBN:
9780191890031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856788.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The Analytic Element Method provides a foundation to solve boundary value problems commonly encountered in engineering and science. The goals are: to introduce readers to the basic principles of the ... More


Static electric fields in vacuum

J. Pierrus

in Solved Problems in Classical Electromagnetism: Analytical and Numerical Solutions with Comments

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198821915
eISBN:
9780191861055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821915.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter begins using Coulomb’s law to derive Maxwell’s electrostatic equations for a vacuum. In doing this, the integral forms of the electrostatic potential Ф and field E are obtained. These ... More


The electrostatics of conductors

J. Pierrus

in Solved Problems in Classical Electromagnetism: Analytical and Numerical Solutions with Comments

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198821915
eISBN:
9780191861055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821915.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter begins by proving some important properties of (i) conductors in electrostatic equilibrium, and (ii) harmonic functions. These results underpin most of the remaining questions of Chapter ... More


Analytic Element Method across Fields of Study

David R. Steward

in Analytic Element Method: Complex Interactions of Boundaries and Interfaces

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198856788
eISBN:
9780191890031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856788.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter introduces the philosophical perspective for solving problems with the Analytic Element Method, organized within three common types of problems: gradient driven flow and conduction, ... More


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