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Question 1: In 1871, he established Maxwell's thermodynamic relations, which are statements of equality among the second derivatives of the ________ with respect to different thermodynamic variables.
Internal energyHelmholtz free energyThermodynamic potentialGibbs free energy

Question 2:
When is James Clerk Maxwell's birthday?
1831-05-15
1831-02-28
1831-02-13
1831-06-13

Question 3:
Which of the following awards has James Clerk Maxwell won?
Smith's Prize Adams Prize
The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 1994-5
Smith Breeden Prize, 1997
Smith's Prize, Adams Prize, Rumford Medal

Question 4:
When was James Clerk Maxwell born?
1915-03-04
1983
1831-06-13
1972-01-13

Question 5: [49] Maxwell expressed electromagnetism in the algebra of ________ and made the electromagnetic potential the centerpiece of his theory.
Complex numberBiquaternionQuaternionVector space

Question 6: Maxwell would often attend lectures at the Royal Institution, where he came into regular contact with ________.
Charles-Augustin de CoulombMichael FaradayWilliam Thomson, 1st Baron KelvinJ. J. Thomson

Question 7: [4] His work in producing a unified model of ________ is considered to be one of the greatest advances in physics.
Maxwell's equationsElectromagnetismMagnetic fieldClassical electromagnetism

Question 8: Maxwell demonstrated that electric and ________ travel through space in the form of waves, and at the constant speed of light.
Magnetic momentMagnetic fieldMagnetismMaxwell's equations

Question 9:
When did James Clerk Maxwell die?
1879-04-27
1879-11-05
1879-08-29
1879-12-06

Question 10:
How is James Clerk Maxwell described?
American physicist
Chief of British Naval Intelligence for the Mediterranean, 1913-1919
German pianist, composer and conductor
mathematical physicist







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