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Tait, Peter Guthrie 1831-1901

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Works: 249 works in 1,195 publications in 3 languages and 8,094 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Other, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: QA805, 509
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The elements of natural philosophy by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

108 editions published between 1872 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1867, Sir William Thomson (later Lord Kelvin) and Peter Guthrie Tate revolutionised physics with the publication of their Treatise on Natural Philosophy, in which they demonstrated the centrality of energy conservation to systems of dynamic movement. Popularly known as 'TetT' for its authors' initials, the Treatise became the standard textbook on natural philosophy, introducing generations of mathematicians to the 'new energy-based dynamics'. In Elements of Natural Philosophy (1873), they distil the portions of the Treatise not requiring higher calculus into a primer suitable for use in university courses. The first half covers the basic principles of kinematics and dynamics, including the motion of points, lines, and volumes, while the second half concerns questions of 'abstract dynamics', including particle attraction. The result of one of the most important collaborations in modern physics, this book remains a thorough introduction to the major principles of Thomson and Tait's larger work
An elementary treatise on quaternions by Peter Guthrie Tait( Book )

81 editions published between 1867 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles of mechanics and dynamics by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

40 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treatise on natural philosophy by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

141 editions published between 1867 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The term 'natural philosophy' was used by Newton, and is still used in British Universities, to denote the investigation of laws in the material world, and the deduction of results not directly observed.' This definition, from the Preface to the second edition of 1879, defines the proposed scope of the work: the two volumes reissued here are the only completed part of a survey of the entirety of the physical sciences by Lord Kelvin and his fellow Scot, Peter Guthrie Tait, first published in 1867. Although the partnership ceased after eighteen years of collaboration, the published books, containing chapters on kinematics, dynamics and statics, had a great influence on the development of physics in the second half of the nineteenth century
The Unseen universe : or, Physical speculations on a future state by Balfour Stewart( Book )

70 editions published between 1875 and 2009 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1875, the geophysicist Balfour Stewart and the mathematician P. G. Tait published the second edition of The Unseen Universe. The book's aim had been 'to overthrow materialism by a purely scientific argument', and its initial success, and the controversy it aroused, prompted this revised edition. The treatise suggests that science and religion could be reconciled, and that by using science, it could be proved that the soul survives after death. The book begins with a historical account of the beliefs about the afterlife of ancient Egypt, the Greeks, Buddhism and Christianity. The authors then refine a Ptolemaic vision of the universe in which the material universe is surrounded by concentric, invisible universes. The Unseen Universe discusses the nature of matter and ether, Newton's laws, and the idea that, through electromagnetism, the soul upon death transfers molecularly from the visible to the invisible universe
Lectures on some recent advances in physical science with a special lecture on force by Peter Guthrie Tait( Book )

32 editions published between 1876 and 2013 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to quaternions, with numerous examples by Philip Kelland( Book )

37 editions published between 1873 and 2012 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Properties of matter by Peter Guthrie Tait( Book )

55 editions published between 1849 and 1907 in English and German and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heat by Peter Guthrie Tait( Book )

31 editions published between 1884 and 2012 in English and German and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newton's laws of motion by Peter Guthrie Tait( Book )

16 editions published between 1899 and 2016 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light by Peter Guthrie Tait( Book )

32 editions published between 1884 and 2015 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on dynamics of a particle : with numerous examples by Peter Guthrie Tait( Book )

42 editions published between 1871 and 2012 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miscellaneous scientific papers: by William John Macquorn Rankine( Book )

16 editions published between 1881 and 2011 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on the dynamics of a particle, with numerous examples by Peter Guthrie Tait( Book )

20 editions published between 1856 and 1900 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scientific papers of the late Thomas Andrews ... by Thomas Andrews( Book )

16 editions published between 1889 and 1968 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sketch of thermodynamics by Peter Guthrie Tait( Book )

23 editions published between 1868 and 2017 in English and French and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treatise on natural philosophy by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and letters of James David Forbes, F.R.S., D.C.L., LL. D., late principal of the United college in the University of St. Andrews by John Campbell Shairp( Book )

5 editions published in 1873 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theological unrest : discussions in science and religion by James Anthony Froude( Book )

4 editions published in 1880 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and scientific work of Peter Guthrie Tait, supplementing the two volumes of Scientific papers published in 1898 and 1900 by Cargill Gilston Knott( Book )

5 editions published in 1911 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The elements of natural philosophy
Alternative Names
Guthrie-Tait, Peter.

Guthrie Tait, Peter 1831-1901

Peter Guthrie Tait British mathematician

Peter Guthrie Tait britisk fysikar og matematikar

Peter Guthrie Tait britisk fysiker og matematiker

Peter Guthrie Tait Brits wiskundige

Peter Guthrie Tait brittisk fysiker och matematiker

Peter Guthrie Tait fisico britannico

Peter Guthrie Tait matemàtic britànic

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Peter Guthrie Tait physicien et mathématicien écossais

Peter Guthrie Tait schottischer Physiker

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Tait P. G.

Tait, P. G. 1831-1901

Tait, P. G. (Peter Guthrie)

Tait, P. G. (Peter Guthrie), 1831-1901

Tait, Peter G. 1831-1901

Tait, Peter Guthrie

Tait, Peter Guthrie 1831-1901

Тэт, Питер Гатри

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Languages
English (748)

German (18)

French (18)

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Principles of mechanics and dynamicsTreatise on natural philosophyThe Unseen universe : or, Physical speculations on a future stateIntroduction to quaternions, with numerous examples