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Published: 28 June 2012

160 Pages | 15 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199601202

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Magnetism: A Very Short Introduction

Stephen J. Blundell

Very Short Introductions

  • Explains a fundamental scientific topic and its importance in an accessible way
  • Considers early theories of magnetism including the discovery that the Earth itself is a magnet
  • Explores the work of Michael Faraday and James Clerk Maxwell in unifying magnetism and electricity
  • Looks at the quantum mechanical aspects of magnetism
  • Considers its importance in modern technology, including magnetic storage in computers and the magnetic fields of planets and stars
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over five million copies sold worldwide