Electromagnetism Without Fields: From Orsted Through Ampere to Weber [Historical Corner]

@article{Bucci2020ElectromagnetismWF,
  title={Electromagnetism Without Fields: From Orsted Through Ampere to Weber [Historical Corner]},
  author={Ovidio Mario Bucci},
  journal={IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine},
  year={2020},
  volume={62},
  pages={128-137}
}
  • O. Bucci
  • Published 1 August 2020
  • Physics
  • IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine
On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Ørsted's discovery of the magnetic effects of electric currents, this article summarizes the main stages of the development of electromagnetism before Maxwell, from Ørsted's experiments through Ampère's development of electrodynamics and Faraday's discovery of electromagnetic induction, up to the development of Weber's electrodynamics. The emphasis is on the conceptual evolution that led, on the one hand, to unification under a coherent… 

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