Clerk-Maxwell's Scientific Work

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AT the instance of Sir W. Thomson, Mr. Lockyer, and others I proceed to give an account of Clerk-Maxwell's work, necessarily brief, but I hope sufficient to let even the non-mathematical reader see how very great were his contributions to modern science. I have the less hesitation in undertaking this work that I have been intimately acquainted with him since we were schoolboys together.

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TAIT, P. Clerk-Maxwell's Scientific Work . Nature 21, 317–321 (1880) doi:10.1038/021317a0

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