electromagnetic theory of light

electromagnetic theory of light

[i¦lek·trō·mag′ned·ik ¦thē·ə·rē əv ′līt]
(electromagnetism)
Theory according to which light is an electromagnetic wave whose electric and magnetic fields obey Maxwell's equations.
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Gibbs wrote five papers on the electromagnetic theory of light, prepared classroom notes that eventually became the first English language work on modern vector analysis, and in 1902 published his classic "Elementary Principles in Statistical Mechanics.
The expansion of Maxwell's electromagnetic theory of light by Heinrich Hertz in 1886 starts our timeline.

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