from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Magnetism produced by electric charge in motion.
- n. The physics of electricity and magnetism.
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- n. A unified fundamental force that combines the aspects of electricity and magnetism and is one of the four fundamental forces. (technically it can be unified with weak nuclear to form electroweak) Its gauge boson is the photon.
- n. Electricity and magnetism, collectively, as a field of study.
The majority also relies on O'Reilly v. Morse, citing the Court's rejection of Morse's Claim 8 for "the use of the motive power of the electro or galvanic current, which I call electromagnetism, however developed, for making or printing intelligible characters, signs or letters at any distances ...."
The physics of electromagnetism is the result of rigorous experimentation.
Since there were only two basic forces known in the beginning of the 20th century, gravitation and electromagnetism, and it was seen that electromagnetism is responsible for the forces in the atom, it was natural to believe that it was also responsible for the forces keeping the nucleus together.
A natural idea now was to search for a mechanism like the one in electromagnetism to mediate the strong force.
We normally say that electromagnetism is an abelian gauge theory, after the
Partly through the work of Davey, Faraday, Orsted, Volta and Ampere in electromagnetism, and the scientific and industrial revolutions which surrounded it, the world has restructured itself from a mainly agrarian society as late as 1800, through an industrial society during the century and a half that followed, to a knowledge-based society today.
You honestly do believe that astronomers and physicists hate the idea of electromagnetism in space, don't you?
One could deduce from this that optics would become a branch of the science called electromagnetism and thus lose its status as an autonomous science.
Oops someone used the dirty word again: "electromagnetism "
Initially, the responses were hostile to any mention of "electromagnetism" in space, even near-space here in the solar system.
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