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Thomson, J. J. (Joseph John) 1856-1940

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Works: 357 works in 1,555 publications in 6 languages and 16,964 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Correspondent, Other
Classifications: QC518, 537
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Conduction of electricity through gases by J. J Thomson( Book )

123 editions published between 1903 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recollections and reflections by J. J Thomson( Book )

39 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manchester-born Sir Joseph John Thomson (1858-1940), discoverer of the electron, was one of the most important Cambridge physicists of the later nineteenth and first half of the twentieth centuries. Succeeding Lord Rayleigh as Cavendish Professor of Experimental Physics, he directed the research interests of the laboratory, and eight of his students, including Rutherford, went on to win Nobel Prizes, as Thomson himself did in 1906. He was knighted in 1908, received the Order of Merit in 1912, and became Master of Trinity College in 1918. He also served as President of the Royal Society from 1915 from 1920 and was a government advisor on scientific research during World War I. This autobiography, published in 1936, covers all aspects of his career - his student days in Manchester, arrival in Cambridge, and growing international reputation. It gives a fascinating picture of Cambridge life and science at a dynamic period of development
Rays of positive electricity and their application to chemical analyses by J. J Thomson( Book )

39 editions published between 1913 and 2015 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electricity and matter by J. J Thomson( Book )

85 editions published between 1904 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Elements of the mathematical theory of electricity and magnetism by J. J Thomson( Book )

70 editions published between 1895 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British physicist Sir Joseph John Thomson, the discoverer of the electron, published the first edition of his Elements of the Mathematical Theory of Electricity and Magnetism in 1895; this fourth edition was issued in 1909, three years after he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his theoretical and experimental investigations on the conduction of electricity by gases. In this book for students his intention is to give 'an account of the fundamental principles of the mathematical theory of electricity and magnetism and their more important applications, using only simple mathematics.' Starting at the basic level of describing electrical phenomena such as rubbing a stick of sealing wax with cloth to produce a charge, he guides the reader through electrostatics, induction, magnetism, thermoelectric currents and the theory of light. This textbook, by one of the greatest scientists of his day, is still a fascinating introduction to the topic
A text-book of physics by J. H Poynting( Book )

150 editions published between 1899 and 1952 in English and Undetermined and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The corpuscular theory of matter by J. J Thomson( Book )

51 editions published between 1907 and 2015 in English and German and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on recent researches in electricity and magnetism : intended as a sequel to Professor Clerk-Maxwell's Treatise on electricity and magnetism by J. J Thomson( Book )

46 editions published between 1893 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1893 publication is a central text in the work of the Nobel prize winning physicist Sir Joseph John Thomson (1858-1940). Intended as an extension of James Clerk Maxwell's Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism, it documents the important shift in Thomson's thinking towards the model of the atomic electric field, a theory that would eventually lead to his discovery of the electron. In Chapter 1, Thomson documents his experiments with Faraday tubes, using them to physically demonstrate a 'molecular theory of electricity'. Chapter 2 considers the discharge of electricity through gases, Chapter 3 theories of electrostatics, and Chapters 4-6 are primarily concerned with alternating currents. In addition to providing crucial insight into Thomson's evolving theory of the atom, Recent Researches underscores his commitment to experimental physics, which offers 'all the advantages in vividness which arise from concrete qualities rather than abstract symbols'
A treatise on electricity and magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell( Book )

10 editions published between 1892 and 1955 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volumes 1 and 2 of an important foundation work of modern physics. Brings to final form Maxwell's theory of electromagnetism and rigorously derives his general equations of field theory
A textbook of physics by J. H Poynting( Book )

91 editions published between 1902 and 1947 in English and Undetermined and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J.J. Thomson and the discovery of the electron by E. A Davis( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This historical survey of the discovery of the electron has been published to coincide with the centenary of the discovery. The text maps the life and achievements of J.J. Thomson, with particular focus on his ideas and experiments leading to the discovery
An introduction to chemical energetics by J. J Thomson( Book )

3 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discharge of electricity through gases; lectures delivered on the occasion of the sesquicentennial celebration of Princeton University by J. J Thomson( Book )

51 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Applications of dynamics to physics and chemistry by J. J Thomson( Book )

31 editions published between 1888 and 2013 in English and German and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Röntgen rays : memoirs by George F Barker( Book )

5 editions published between 1898 and 1899 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The electron in chemistry; being five lectures delivered at the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia by J. J Thomson( Book )

13 editions published between 1923 and 1926 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Clerk Maxwell : a commemoration volume, 1831-1931 by James Clerk Maxwell( Book )

13 editions published between 1931 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on the motion of vortex rings. An essay to which the Adams prize was adjudged in 1882, in the University of Cambridge by J. J Thomson( Book )

25 editions published between 1883 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the electron by J. J Thomson( Book )

24 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The atomic theory by J. J Thomson( Book )

19 editions published between 1914 and 2011 in English and French and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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J.J. Thomson and the discovery of the electron
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조지프 존 톰슨

조지프 존 톰슨 영국인 물리학자 (1856~1940)

ジョゼフ・ジョン・トムソン

トムソン, J. J

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约瑟夫·汤姆孙

Languages
English (862)

German (54)

French (30)

Italian (6)

Japanese (3)

Spanish (2)

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Recollections and reflectionsElements of the mathematical theory of electricity and magnetismJ.J. Thomson and the discovery of the electronA treatise on the motion of vortex rings. An essay to which the Adams prize was adjudged in 1882, in the University of CambridgeHistories of the electron : the birth of microphysicsLeadership and creativity : a history of the Cavendish Laboratory, 1871-1919J.J. Thomson and the discovery of electrons