|Publication type:||Article in scientific journal|
|Type of review:||Peer review (publication)|
|Title:||A surrealistic tale of electricity|
|Authors:||Fuchs, Hans Ulrich|
|Published in:||American Journal of Physics|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution:||AAPT|
|Subject (DDC):||530: Physics|
|Abstract:||Using thermodynamics as an analogy, an ‘‘electricity machine’’ is constructed and analyzed. This machine runs through a ‘‘Carnot’’ cycle. The analysis leads to the construction of a ‘‘new’’ quantity called ‘‘reduced electricity’’ (charge). The example shows what life in electrodynamics would be without the substancelike quantity which we call electrical charge. (This state of affairs is accepted in thermodynamics.) Imagine the development of the theory of electricity had fallen into the hands of the thermodynamicists. As fairy and other tales go, they have an air of surrealism surrounding them.|
|Fulltext version:||Published version|
|License (according to publishing contract):||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Departement:||School of Engineering|
|Organisational Unit:||Institute of Applied Mathematics and Physics (IAMP)|
|Appears in Collections:||Publikationen School of Engineering|
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