James Clerk Maxwell, F.R.S. 1831-1879. by R. L. Smith-Rose

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  • Maxwell, James Clerk, -- 1831-1879.,
  • Physicists -- Great Britain -- Biography.

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Title on cover: James Clerk Maxwell, a mathematical physicist of the nineteenth century.

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SeriesScience in Britain
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Pagination34p.,7p. of plates :
Number of Pages34
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