The Mathematical Theory of Electricity and Magnetism

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ELECTRICITY and magnetism now form so vast a subject that their mathematical aspects cannot be all dealt with in a single volume even of the present size. Thus a choice has to be made by the author, and one's estimate of his success naturally depends to some extent on what one believes most appropriate for the type of reader whose wants he professes to supply. In his preface the author tells us that whilst his work covers much the same range as Maxwell's treatise, it is in many respects more elementary; that it is not, like Maxwell's great work, for the fully equipped mathematician, but more especially for the student and for the physicist of limited mathematical attainments.

The Mathematical Theory of Electricity and Magnetism.

By Prof. J. H. Jeans Pp. viii + 536. (Cambridge: University Press, 1908.) Price 15s. net.

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CHREE, C. The Mathematical Theory of Electricity and Magnetism . Nature 78, 537–538 (1908) doi:10.1038/078537a0

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