Книга для чтения по английскому языку для заочных технических вузов, Андрианова Л.Н., Багрова Н.Ю., Ершова Э.В., 1980.
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JAMES CLERK MAXWELL (1831-1879)
James Clrek Maxwell, the great physicist and mathematician, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Novembei 13, 1831.
After school he entered the University of that city. Then he attended the University of Cambridge and graduated from it in 1854. When at the University Maxwell took great interest in mathematics and optics.
For two years after the University he lectured, made experiments in optics at Trinity College and studied much himself.
In 1856 he became professor of natural philosophy and in 1860 professor of physics and astronomy at King's College, London. In London he lived for 5 years. Here he saw Faraday for the first time.1
In 1871 Maxwell became professor of experimental physics at Cambridge. At that time students could not even have such subjects as electricity or magnetism as. there was no laboratory for the study of these subjects. Maxwell organized such a laboratory which made Cambridge world-known.-
Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky (to be read after Lesson 3)
James Clerk Maxwell.
The First Russian Woman-Scientist.
How Can the Efficiency of Utilization of Solar Energy Be
Improved? (to be read after Lesson 4).
Automation in the USSR (to be read after Lesson 5).
The Growing Demand for "Ready-Made" Houses (to be read
after Lesson 6).
Metric System and its Origin.
Progress of Inorganic Chemistry (to be read after Lesson 7)
Silent Metals (to be read after Lesson 8).
Steel Mill of Tomorrow.
Named after Mendeleyev (to be read after Lesson 9)
Marie Curie and the Discovery of Radium.
Polymers — Materials of the Future (to be read after Lesson 10)
Subterranean Heat Serves Man (to be read after Lesson 11)
The Refrigerating Sun.
A Great Invention of a Russian Scientist (to be read after
Telecommunications and TV Centre.
Tsiolkovsky's Dream Nears Realization by Clay Homer (to be
read after Lesson IS).
Atomic Clock Puzzles Scientists.
Sir Isaac Newton (to be read after Lesson 14).
Astronomy and Radio (to be read after Lesson 15).
Electronics and Technical Progress.
Land of Electricity (to be read after Lesson 16).
Voltage and Current.
Duhna, the City of Science (to be read after Lesson 17).
Atomic Power for Rockets.
Lasers Help Science and Industry (to be read after Lesson 18)
The Effect of Computers on a Modern Society (to be read after
Look What Those Knuckle-Heads Are Doing.
The New Soviet Constitution.
Lenin and Modern Natural Science (to be read after Lesson 20)
Science Opens Roads to Future.
A Few Units Named after Famous Scientists.
The Urals — Storehouse of Nature.
A Window into the Invisible World.
The Promising Field of High-Pressure Research.
Uses of Electricity.
Transmitting Pictures by Telephone.
The Atom Structure.
What is an Electron?.
The Computing Centre in Siberia.
Atomic Power for Space Travel.
Luna Study Continues.
Automation and Mechanization.
Jokes and Anecdotes about Scientists.
Climate in England.
The Houses of Parliament.
Parliament of Great Britain.
British Trade Unions.
Newspapers in Great Britain.
Higher Education in Great Britain.
Post-Graduate Research Work and Degrees in Britain.
Science in Britain.
London and Its Places of Interest.
The Port and the Docks.
Parks and Gardens of London.
Theatres in England.
Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
The British Museum.
The National Gallery.
The Royal Academy of Arts.
The Museum of British Transport.
English People As They Are.
The National Passion, by George Mikes. Driving Cars, by George Mikes.
If You Go to England.