Posts Tagged ‘the ‘noisy vacuum’

5 Maxwell

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

James Clerk Maxwell was able to create the definitive mathematical model for electromagnetism only because he thought of the problem mechanically, a fact that is all but lost today. Maxwell felt that electromagnetic phenomena were events that take place in a background medium. Towards the start of his famous ‘Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism’, he wrote (more…)