Physics Electromagnetism/History

  • Alessandro Volta and the electric battery - Full text online of a book by Bern Dibner on the invention of the battery and the discovery of electric current.
  • The Great Magnet, the Earth - Commemorating the 400th anniversary of "De Magnete" by William Gilbert of Colchester.
  • Historical Beginnings of Theories of Electricity and Magnetism - A lecture from professor Michael Fowler at U of Virginia. Long and detailed.
  • History - A time line of the development of electromagnetism from 900 BC to 1905.
  • History of Electromagnetism - A discussion of the development of classical electromagnetism and electrodynamics.
  • Sketches of the History of Electromagnetics - Timeline of classical electromagnetism, including optics, magnetism, electricity and their unification.
  • Tesla Files - A brief description of Tesla, his life, and his works.

    What is the electron spin?
    Electron spin is the electron's electromagnetic field angular momentum

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