MAGNETISM A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION
STEPHEN J. BLUNDELL
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In this Very Short Introduction, Stephen J. Blundell illuminates the mysterious force of magnetism. For centuries, magnetism has been used for various purposes--through compasses it gave us the ability to navigate, and through motors, generators, and turbines, it has given us power. Blundell explores our understanding of electricity and magnetism, from the work of Galvani, Ampere, Faraday, and Tesla, and describes how Maxwell and Faraday's work led to the unification of electricity and magnetism--one of the most imaginative developments in theoretical physics. Finally, he discusses the relationship between magnetism and relativity, quantum magnetism, and its impact on computers and information storage, showing how magnetism has changed our fundamental understanding of the Universe.
Considers early theories of magnetism including the discovery that the Earth itself is a magnet
Explores the work of Michael Faraday and James Clerk Maxwell in unifying magnetism and electricity
Looks at the quantum mechanical aspects of magnetism
Considers its importance in modern technology, including magnetic storage in computers and the magnetic fields of planets and stars
Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over five million copies sold worldwide
Explains a fundamental scientific topic and its importance in an accessible way