Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Essay

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)



First Advisor

Joseph Wilizewski


In this treatment of the mathematical expression of physical laws, all proofs and expositions of problems that are taken from particular books are acknowledged in the text. Formulas and proofs that are given in a conventional form by authors generally and are the property of no single man are not acknowledged. Such are the alternating current equations, the Mass Action formulas, parts of the thermionic current discussion, and Fourier's equation for the flow of heat.

Some preparation in the sciences on the part of the reader is taken for granted in the presentation of the matter on this thesis. The mathematics involved requires an understanding of linear differential equations and of partial differentiation. Very little knowledge of physics and chemistry is required beyond that taught in college survey courses. The fundamental definitions in the theory of electricity must be known to the reader if he is to follow the first part of the thesis; and to understand the uses of Poisson's equation he must be familiar with the concept of lines of force and with the idea of the electron.


A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the College of Liberal Arts of Marquette University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science

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