Growing pains of 19th Century electromagnetism
2pm Saturday 24 July 2010
Audrey Wood Seminar Room, Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford
The History of Physics Group of the Institute of Physics
is arranging an afternoon meeting in Oxford devoted to some of the major difficulties is establishing electromagnetism in the later 19th century.
These include the debates over the status of the law of Ampère relating
the force between current elements; where is electromagnetic energy located?; and efforts to established absolute units in electromagnetism.
Chairman of the meeting Dr Peter Ford
Advance Notice of the 2010 Group Annual General Meeting
- 2.00 Dr Gregor McLean
19th century debates over Ampère's law
- 2.50 Dr Daniel Mitchell
Controversies over electrical units in the late 19th century
- 3.45 Refreshments
- 4.00 Dr John Roche
Poynting, J J Thomson, Lodge and McAulay: Is Poynting's circuit flux real?
- 4.50 Special Display organized by the Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford
19th century electromagnetic apparatus
This is for members only.
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Mr Malcolm Cooper
Tel: 01472 389467
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