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Blundell, Stephen, 1967-
Magnetism : a very short introduction / Stephen Blundell
1st ed
Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press, 2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  QC753.2 .B58 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Magnetism
Magnetic materials
Physical Description xvi, 142 p. : ill. ; 18 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-136) and index
Contents Mysterious attraction? -- The Earth as a magnet -- Electrical current and the path to power -- Unification -- Magnetism and relativity -- Quantum magnetism -- Spin -- The magnetic library -- Magnetism on Earth and in space -- Exotic magnetism -- Mathematical appendix
Summary "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." -- Publisher's description
NOTE 516959
Series Very short introductions ; 317

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