Poet James Clerk Maxwell

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James Clerk Maxwell was a Scottish theoretical physicist and mathematician. His most important achievement was classical electromagnetic theory, synthesizing all previously unrelated observations, experiments and equations of electricity, magnetism and even optics into a consistent theory. His set of equations—Maxwell's equations—demonstrated that electricity, magnetism and even light are all manifestations of the same phenomenon: the electromagnetic field. From that moment on, all other classic laws or equations of these disciplines became simplified cases of Maxwell's equations. Maxwell's work in electromagnetism has been called the "second great unification in physics", after the first one carried out by Isaac Newton...

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Vi Stole Paa Den Hellig-Aand

Nicolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig

Vi stole paa den Hellig-Aand,
Det giør kun Faa, desværre,
Han er Gud-Faders Høire-Haand,
Thi er hos Ham Vorherre!

Som Den, der kom i Herrens Navn,
Velsignet skal Han...

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Plato (Plátōn, "broad"; 424/423 BC – 348/347 BC) was a philosopher in Classical Greece. He was also a mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the...

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