4 October 2002
THOMSON, Joseph John. Notes on Recent Researches in Electricity and Magnetism. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1893.
8o. Original green cloth.
FIRST EDITION. "Written as a supplement to Clark Maxwell's Treatise on electricity and magnetism, of which Thomson had prepared the second edition, this work deals largely with the solution of various electrical problems of great mathematical difficulty, but also includes the first comprehensive account in the English language of the discharge of electricity through gases. It was this phenomenon that led Thomson to the discovery of the electron (announced in his Discharge of Electricity through Gases, 1898)" (Norman 2075).
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