Describes experiments that demonstrate the principal facts relating an electric charge as a quantity capable of being measured, deductions from these facts, and the exhibition of electrical phenomena. It is supplemented by a selection of articles from his landmark book,Electricity and Magnetism. 53 figures. 6 plates. 1888 edition.Maxwell, James Clerk is the author of 'Elementary Treatise on Electricity', published 2005 under ISBN 9780486438849 and ISBN 0486438848.