Maxwell's Equations

Electricity and magnetism are different manifestations of electromagnetic force. Physicist James Clerk Maxwell realized that four mathematical statements constitute a single coherent description of electricity and magnetism, so he put them together as four fundamental laws of electricity and magnetism and we call it Maxwell's equations:

1.Culomb's law: like charges repel each other, unlike charges will attract, with a force that has an inverse-square dependence on the the distance between the charges;

2.There are no magnetic monopoles exists in nature;

3.Magnetic phenomena can be produced by electric effects;

4.Electric phenomena can be produced by magnetic effects.

Maxwell's Equations, Newton's laws of motion, laws of thermodynamics, together make up what is known as classical physics today.

  • Subject : Science
  • Topic : Physics
  • Posted By : Jason
  • Created on : 02-03-2012

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