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A miller's son, George Green (1793–1841) received little formal schooling yet managed to acquire significant knowledge of modern mathematics, especially French work. In 1828 he published his Essay on the Application of Mathematical Analysis to the Theories of Electricity and Magnetism, the work for which he is now celebrated. Admitted to Cambridge in 1833 as a mature student, Green went on to become a fellow of Gonville and Caius College. His early death, however, cut short a promising career as a mathematical physicist. While English contemporaries saw what he might have achieved, they did not understand what he had actually achieved. Only when William Thomson (later Lord Kelvin) rediscovered Green's first publication and shared it with the French mathematical elite was his greatness truly appreciated. Edited by the Cambridge mathematician Norman Macleod Ferrers (1829–1903) and published in 1871, this collection comprises Green's influential essay and nine further papers.
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- Date Published: February 2014
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108065603
- length: 354 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm
- weight: 0.45kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. An essay on the application of mathematical analysis to the theories of electricity and magnetism
2. Application of the preliminary results to the theory of magnetism
3. Mathematical investigations concerning the laws of the equilibrium of fluids analogous to the electric fluid
4. On the determination of the exterior and interior attractions of ellipsoids of variable densities
5. On the motion of waves in a variable canal of small depth and width
6. On the reflexion and refraction of sound
7. On the laws of the reflexion and refraction of light at the common surface of two non-crystallized media
8. Note on the motion of waves in canals
9. Supplement to a memoir on the reflexion and refraction of light
10. On the propagation of light in crystallized media
11. Researches on the vibration of pendulums in fluid media
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