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Rayleigh, John William Strutt Baron 1842-1919

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Works: 307 works in 946 publications in 5 languages and 6,509 library holdings
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The theory of sound by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

202 editions published between 1845 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV>The Nobel Laureate's classic sums up all research in the field prior to 1877, then presents Rayleigh's own original contributions.Volume One covers harmonic vibrations, systems with one degree of freedom, vibrating systems in general, transverse vibrations of strings, longitudinal and torsional vibrations of bars, vibrations of membranes and plates, curved shells and plates, and electrical vibrations.</DIV>
Scientific papers by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

23 editions published between 1902 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory of heat by James Clerk Maxwell( Book )

29 editions published between 1877 and 1982 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic sets forth the fundamentals of thermodynamics clearly and simply enough to be understood by a beginning student, yet with enough subtlety and depth of thought to appeal also to more advanced readers. It elucidates fundamentals of kinetic theory and illustrates the Second Law of Thermodynamics with "Maxwell's demon."
Mathematical and physical papers by George Gabriel Stokes( Book )

8 editions published between 1880 and 2009 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir George Stokes (1819–1903) established the science of hydrodynamics with his law of viscosity describing the velocity of a small sphere through a viscous fluid. He published no books, but was a prolific lecturer and writer of papers for the Royal Society, the British Association for the Advancement of Science, the Victoria Institute and other mathematical and scientific institutions. These collected papers (issued between 1880 and 1905) are therefore the only readily available record of the work of an outstanding and influential mathematician, who was Lucasian Professor of Mathematics in Cambridge for over fifty years, Master of Pembroke College, President of the Royal Society (1885–1890), Associate Secretary of the Royal Commission on the University of Cambridge and a Member of Parliament for the University
Argon, a new constituent of the atmosphere by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

2 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argon, a new constituent of the atmosphere by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

18 editions published between 1895 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of sound by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

21 editions published between 1877 and 1969 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The theory of sound by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

16 editions published between 1878 and 1969 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific papers by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

23 editions published between 1899 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The theory of sound by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

36 editions published between 1877 and 1945 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Address by the Right Hon. Lord Rayleigh, M.A., D.C.L. ... president by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

10 editions published between 1884 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific papers by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

18 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Cavendish Professor of Experimental Physics at Cambridge University, Lord Rayleigh focussed his considerable energies on the study of electricity – building on the work of his illustrious predecessor, James Clerk Maxwell. This second volume of his papers, covering 1881–7, includes a series of four major contributions from 1881 and 1883 concerning the absolute determination of the ohm. Related reports include the measurement of current, and the electrical properties of various materials. A note from 1884 pessimistically predicts an absolute practical limit of less than 50 miles for a working telephone cable. In 1884, Rayleigh stepped down from his post as Cavendish Professor but continued his research work from his private laboratory. He proposed the existence of surface waves in a paper of 1885. These 'Rayleigh waves' roll along the surface of the earth and are responsible for producing most of the shaking experienced in an earthquake
Scientific papers by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

15 editions published between 1899 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of Lord Rayleigh's collected papers begins with a brief 1892 piece in which the author addresses the troubling discrepancies between the apparent density of nitrogen derived from different sources. Intrigued by this anomaly and by earlier observations by Cavendish, Rayleigh investigated whether it might be due to a previously undiscovered atmospheric constituent. This led to Rayleigh's discovery of the chemically inert element, argon, to his 1904 Nobel Prize in physics, and to the discovery of all the 'rare' gases. Debate over the nature of Roentgen rays, is reflected in a short 1898 paper, written in the wake of their discovery. 1900 saw a key contribution, the elegant description of the distribution of longer wavelengths in blackbody radiation. Now known as the Rayleigh–Jeans' Law, this complemented Wien's equation describing the shorter wavelengths. Planck's law combined these, in a crucial step toward the eventual development of quantum mechanics
Scientific papers by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

16 editions published between 1899 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume includes papers from 1887, when Lord Rayleigh became Professor of Natural Philosophy at the Royal Institution in London, to 1892. An 1888 contribution on the densities of hydrogen and oxygen led to a series of experiments on the densities of the atmospheric gases. This resulted in the unsettling discovery that the density of atmospheric nitrogen seemed very slightly to exceed the density of nitrogen derived from its chemical compounds. A substantial 1888 paper, on the wave theory of light, was written for the Encyclopaedia Britannica in the immediate aftermath of the crucial Michelson–Morley experiment in which the speed of light had been measured. In addition, this wide-ranging volume shows Rayleigh's developing interest in the properties of liquid surfaces, with a discourse on foams (1890), and a paper on surface films (1892). It also includes a charming brief appreciation (1890) of James Clerk Maxwell's legacy to science
Scientific papers by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

11 editions published between 1920 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This final volume of papers by Lord Rayleigh covers the period from 1911 to his death in 1919. The first of the Solvay Conferences in 1911 played a key role in the foundation of quantum theory. Although invited, Rayleigh did not attend. His principal achievements lay in development and consolidation across classical physics, in which he continued to work. In a 1917 paper, he used electromagnetic theory to derive a formula for expressing the reflection properties from a regularly stratified medium. In 1919, he investigated the iridescent colours of birds and insects. Rayleigh continued his long-standing participation in the Society for Psychical Research, founded in 1882 for the study of 'debatable phenomena'. One of his last publications was his presidential address to that society, which considers several highly unorthodox views and practices. He concludes by asserting the importance to scientists of maintaining open minds in the pursuit of truth
Die Theorie des Schalles by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

3 editions published in 1880 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of sound : with a historical introduction by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

12 editions published in 1945 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of sound by John William Strutt Rayleigh( )

11 editions published between 1877 and 2015 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John William Strutt, third Baron Rayleigh (1842–1919), was an English physicist best known as the co-discoverer of the element argon, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1904. Rayleigh graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1865 and after conducting private research was appointed Cavendish Professor of Experimental Physics in 1879, a post which he held until 1884. These highly influential volumes, first published between 1877 and 1878, contain Rayleigh's classic account of acoustic theory. Bringing together contemporary research and his own experiments, Rayleigh clearly describes the origins and transmission of sound waves through different media. This textbook was considered the standard work on the subject for many years and provided the foundations of modern acoustic theory. Volume 2 discusses theories of aerial vibrations, with discussions of experimental procedures of aerial vibrations in tubes and rectangular chambers, and the theory of resonators
The collected optics papers of Lord Rayleigh by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Theory of sound by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

15 editions published between 1878 and 1969 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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