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dc.contributor.authorFalconer, Isobel
dc.contributor.editorCooper, Malcolm J.
dc.contributor.editorDavis, Edward A.
dc.contributor.editorSchuster, Peter M.
dc.contributor.editorWeaire, Denis L.
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-23T12:30:21Z
dc.date.available2017-08-23T12:30:21Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationFalconer , I 2017 , Editing Cavendish : Maxwell and The Electrical Researches of Henry Cavendish . in M J Cooper , E A Davis , P M Schuster & D L Weaire (eds) , Proceedings of the First International Conference on the History of Physics—Trinity College Cambridge, 4–5 September 2014 : With the main focus: "Electromagnetism - the Road to Power" . Living Edition/STARNA , Pöllauberg, Austria , International Conference on the History of Physics , Cambridge , United Kingdom , 4/09/14 .en
dc.identifier.citationconferenceen
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-901585-35-7
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 184046184
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: e681c15f-ec26-402d-bfdd-a786551fad10
dc.identifier.otherArXiv: http://arxiv.org/abs/1504.07437v1
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-7076-9136/work/46761205
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/11531
dc.description.abstractDuring the last five years of his life, 1874-79, James Clerk Maxwell was absorbed in editing the electrical researches of Henry Cavendish, performed 100 years earlier. This endeavour is often assumed to be a work of duty to the Cavendish family, and an unfortunate waste of Maxwell's time. By looking at the history of Cavendish's papers, and the editorial choices that Maxwell made, this paper questions this assumption, considering the importance of Cavendish's experiments in Maxwell's electrical programme, and the implications that he may have derived for developing a doctrine of experimental method.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherLiving Edition/STARNA
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the First International Conference on the History of Physics—Trinity College Cambridge, 4–5 September 2014en
dc.rightsCopyright the Author 2014en
dc.subjectD History (General)en
dc.subjectQA Mathematicsen
dc.subjectHistory and Philosophy of Scienceen
dc.subjectPhysics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)en
dc.subjectT-NDASen
dc.subject.lccD1en
dc.subject.lccQAen
dc.titleEditing Cavendish : Maxwell and The Electrical Researches of Henry Cavendishen
dc.typeConference itemen
dc.description.versionPreprinten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Mathematics and Statisticsen
dc.identifier.urlhttp://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1504/1504.07437.pdfen
dc.identifier.urlhttps://www.livingedition.at/en/isbn/9783901585357/en


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