**James Clerk Maxwell**(13 June 1831 - 5 November 1879) was a Scottish theoretical physicist and mathematician. His most important achievement was classical electromagnetic theory, synthesizing all previously unrelated observations, experiments and equations of electricity, magnetism and even optics into a consistent theory. His set of equations - Maxwell's equations - demonstrated that electricity, magnetism and even light are all manifestations of the same phenomenon: the electromagnetic field. From that moment on, all other classic laws or equations of these disciplines became simplified cases of Maxwell's equations. Maxwell's work in electromagnetism has been called the "second great unification in physics", after the first one carried out by Isaac Newton. (WikiPedia)

See Also

**3.15 - Modern References to Polar States**

**9.2 - Wave Velocity Propagation Questions**

**13.10 - Rotation Quotes from Keely and His Discoveries**

**16.02 - Walter Russell describing what electricity is**

**16.03 - Maxwell misses the mark**

**16.04 - Nikola Tesla describing what electricity is**

**Chronology**

**Figure 16.00 - Maxwell and Thomson**

**Heaviside Component**

**Maxwell Equations**

**Part 16 - Electricity and Magnetism**

**Sympathetic Planetary Oscillation**