Hidden within Maxwell’s equations is the speed of light …
|February 14, 2012||Posted by News under Physics, Cosmology, News|
A reader writes, re the seven equations that rule our world …
My favorite are Maxwell’s equations with the wave equation and how all of them together explain light. Even hidden within them is the speed of light, as if the speed is an integral part of it’s being! Why is it that specific number? My last two semesters were on those equations and they still blow me away and show how ordered the universe is, even down to light. And the fact that God has allowed us minds to comprehend it is even more amazing.
Reminds some of us of our old high school science teacher, who liked to wear a tee shirt to teacher conferences* on which a Maxwell’s equation was written, ending “Let there be light!”
* He wore, as was expected in those days, a suit to school, under his lab coat. And no one dared tell him he couldn’t wear the tee shirt, in settings where business dress was not required.
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