The Significance of Maxwell’s Equations (2012)

James Clerk-Maxwell is credited with having brought electricity, magnetism, and optical phenomena, together into one unified theory. The details of what exactly he did were however seriously distorted in twentieth century physics textbooks. Maxwell is most famous in...

Maxwell’s Original Equations (2011)

Although Maxwell’s most important equations had already appeared throughout his seminal paper entitled “On Physical Lines of Force”, which was written in1861 in Great Britain, it was not until 1864 that Maxwell created a distinct listing of eight...

Centrifugal Force (2011)

It is nowadays taught that centrifugal force is a fictitious force that can only be observed from a rotating frame of reference. This teaching is based on the argument that when no inward centripetal force is acting, a particle will proceed in its straight line...

Double Centrifugal Force (2011)

This article examines a situation in which two completely separate centrifugal forces are acting within a single rotating system. One centrifugal force relates to the rotation axis of the rotating system, while the other centrifugal force relates to the centre of the...