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Theory of Electrical Induction

Naturevolume 14pages6869 (1876) | Download Citation



I WAS hoping someone of eminence would tell us what he thought of the arguments of Prof. Volpicelli, or whether no clearer view of induction had been arrived at. Prof. Clerk Maxwell's letter of last week brings back the subject to its natural point of view to one whose ideas are based upon potential, but at the same time it leaves some points doubtful which have a particular bearing on the whole theory. Might I therefore be allowed to ask information from him, by explaining the ideas which have been impressed upon me about this, by reading his book “Electricity and Magnetism,” though they are removed tote cælo from the ideas expressed by the phraseology of Prof. Volpicelli, and that of the usual text-books.

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