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tual measurement ... was required : Maxwell and Cavendish ’ s null method for the inverse square law of electrostatic s Abstract In 1877

  title={tual measurement ... was required : Maxwell and Cavendish ’ s null method for the inverse square law of electrostatic s Abstract In 1877},
  author={James Clerk Maxwell}
BLOCKINMaxwell BLOCKIN& BLOCKINnull BLOCKINexperiments BLOCKINv2 p1 No actual measurement … was required: Maxwell and Cavendish's null method for the inverse square law of electrostatics Abstract In 1877 James Clerk Maxwell and his student Donald McAlister refined Henry Cavendish's 1773 null experiment demonstrating the absence of electric charge inside a charged conductor. Such absence of charge was a mathematical prediction of the inverse square law, and both Cavendish and Maxwell took the… Expand

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