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‘Faraday, Maxwell, and the Electromagnetic Field’ is a biography of brilliance

How Two Men Revolutionized Physics, by Nancy Forbes and Basil Mahon

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Faraday, Maxwell, and the Electromagnetic Field: How Two Men Revolutionized Physics
Nancy Forbes and Basil Mahon
Prometheus Books, $25.95

On April 3, 1846, Charles Wheatstone was about to present the Friday evening lecture at London’s Royal Institution. He had been invited by Michael Faraday, who had long been conducting research there on electrical and magnetic phenomena.

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