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CONTENTS A Seamless Intertwining 1 A Reluctant Revolutionary 8 Beetles, Strings and Sealing Wax 14 The Nature of Physics 29 The Language of Physics 42 Why Newton Held the World in Thrall 51 Rites of Passage 83 A Fledgling Physicist 96 Electromagnetic Controversy 104 Mathematics as Language 130 The Magical Synthesis of Algebra and Geometry 172 Maxwell's Mathematical Language 195 Maxwell's Rainbow 229 Imagining the World with the Language of Mathematics: A Revolution in Physics 248 Epilogue 274 Appendix 282 Notes and Sources 284 Bibliography 307 Index 316
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Maxwell, James Clerk, 1831-1879.
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955.
Mathematical physics -- History.
Physicists -- Biography.
Science -- Popular works.