James Clerk Maxwell

(13 June 1831 – 5 November 1879 / Edinburgh, Scotland)

James Clerk Maxwell Poems

1. In Memory Of Edward Wilson, Who Repented Of What Was In His Mind To Write After Section 1/3/2003
2. Ninth Ode Of The Third Book Of Horace 1/3/2003
3. The Death Of Sir James, Lord Of Douglas 1/3/2003
4. Numa Pompilius 1/3/2003
5. Reply To The Above, By F.W.F. 1/3/2003
6. Song Of The Cub 1/3/2003
7. Nathalocus 1/3/2003
8. An Onset 1/3/2003
9. Torto Volitans Sub Verbere Turbo Quem Pueri Magno In Gyro Vacua Atria Circum Intenti Ludo Exercent 1/3/2003
10. Professor Tait, Loquitur 1/3/2003
11. Specimen Of Translation From The Ajax Of Sophocles 1/3/2003
12. Valedictory Address To The D--N 1/3/2003
13. To F.W.F. 1/3/2003
14. To The Air Of Lorelei 1/3/2003
15. To Hermann Stoffkraft, Ph.D., The Hero Of A Recent Work Called Paradoxical Philosophy 1/3/2003
16. The Vampyre 1/3/2003
17. Seventh Ode Of The Fourth Book Of Horace 1/3/2003
18. To The Additional Examiner For 1875 1/3/2003
19. Horace, Seventh Epode 1/3/2003
20. Answer To Tait 1/3/2003
21. Tune, Il Segreto Per Esser Felice 1/3/2003
22. Cats Cradle Song, By A Babe In Knots 1/3/2003
23. British Association, Notes Of The President's Address 1/3/2003
24. I'Ve Heard The Rushing 1/3/2003
25. To The Committee Of The Cayley Portrait Fund 1/3/2003
26. Will You Come Along With Me? 1/3/2003
27. Song Of The Edinburgh Academician 1/3/2003
28. To K.M.D. 1/3/2003
29. To The Chief Musician Upon Nabla: A Tyndallic Ode 1/3/2003
30. Report On Tait's Lecture On Force 1/3/2003
31. To My Wife 1/3/2003
32. Valentine By A Telegraph Clerk 1/3/2003
33. Lines Written Under The Conviction That It Is Not Wise To Read Mathematics In November After One’s Fire Is Out 1/3/2003
34. A Student's Evening Hymn 1/3/2003
35. Reflex Musings: Reflections From Various Surfaces 1/3/2003
36. On St. David's Day 1/3/2003
37. A Vision Of A Wrangler, Of A University, Of Pedantry, And Of Philosophy 1/3/2003
38. Recollections Of A Dreamland 1/3/2003
39. Lectures To Women On Physical Science 1/3/2003
40. School Rhymes 1/3/2003
Best Poem of James Clerk Maxwell

A Problem In Dynamics

An inextensible heavy chain
Lies on a smooth horizontal plane,
An impulsive force is applied at A,
Required the initial motion of K.

Let ds be the infinitesimal link,
Of which for the present we’ve only to think;
Let T be the tension, and T + dT
The same for the end that is nearest to B.
Let a be put, by a common convention,
For the angle at M ’twixt OX and the tension;
Let Vt and Vn be ds’s velocities,
Of which Vt along and Vn across it is;
Then Vn/Vt the tangent will equal,
Of the angle of starting worked out in the sequel.

In working the ...

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An Onset

Hallo ye, my fellows! arise and advance,
See the white-crested waves how they stamp and they dance!
High over the reef there in anger and might,
So wildly we dance to the bloody red fight.
Than gather, now gather, come gather ye all,
Each thing that hath legs and arms, come to our call;
Like reeds on the moor when the whirlwinds vie
Our lances and war-axes darken the sky;
Sharp, sharp, as the tooth of the sea-hound and shark,

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