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Some Errata in Maxwell's Paper “On Faraday's Lines of Force”

Naturevolume 57pages7779 (1897) | Download Citation



IN translating this paper of Maxwell for Ostwald's “Klassiker der exacten Wissenschaften,” I have detected some errors, which are partly merely misprints, but partly also faults in the formulæ of some trouble to the reader. The German translation is only of value to those who have not leisure to study the English language before the works of Maxwell; but the accuracy of such classic works is so essential to every one, that I considered the publication of the errata found to be of even greater importance than my whole translation. But in order to make the translation as cheap as possible, the German editor refused to print my list of errata, and I therefore hope it will be printed in England.

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