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Spottiswoode, William 1825-1883

Overview
Works: 155 works in 246 publications in 2 languages and 1,036 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reference works  Sources  Observations  Bibliography  History 
Roles: Author, Printer, Publisher, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Book producer, Honoree
Classifications: PJ5016, 892.400902
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Polarisation of light by William Spottiswoode( Book )

37 editions published between 1874 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before his untimely death from typhoid, William Spottiswoode (1825-83) had served as president of the London Mathematical Society, the British Association, and the Royal Society. In addition to publishing widely in mathematics and the experimental physical sciences, he restored the fortunes of his family printing firm, Eyre and Spottiswoode, the Queen's printers. An enthusiast for the popularisation of science, he lectured to large audiences at the Royal Institution, the South Kensington College of Science, and at British Association meetings. He also gave scientific talks at the school set up for the employees of his family firm. This illustrated 1874 work is based on these talks, and provides an introduction to 'this beautiful branch of optics'. Spottiswoode covers methods of polarisation, and the contemporary theory accounting for these effects. He describes various experiments, and explains how polarisation causes patterns and colours to appear in light
A tarantasse journey through eastern Russia by William Spottiswoode( Book )

5 editions published between 1857 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tarantasse journey through eastern Russia in the autumn of 1856 by William Spottiswoode( Book )

6 editions published in 1857 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elementary theorems relating to determinants by William Spottiswoode( Book )

5 editions published between 1851 and 1855 in English and German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers relative to the exploration of the country between Lake Superior and the Red River settlement by Canada( Book )

1 edition published in 1859 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Mathematik in ihren Beziehungen zu den anderen Wissenschaften by William Spottiswoode( Book )

8 editions published in 1879 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations made at the magnetical and meterological observatory at St. Helena printed by order of Her Majesty's Government by Edward Sabine( Book )

in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish literature from the eighth to the eighteenth century; with an introduction on Talmud and Midrash by Moritz Steinschneider( Book )

3 editions published in 1857 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments( Book )

2 editions published in 1850 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Council of the British Association for the Advancement of Science : Meeting] by British Association for the Advancement of Science( Book )

11 editions published between 1861 and 1871 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meditationes analyticae by William Spottiswoode( Book )

1 edition published in 1847 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish literature from the German of M. Steinschneider by Moritz Steinschneider( Book )

2 editions published in 1893 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Address to The British Association for the Advancement of Science delivered at Dublin, 14th August 1878 by William Spottiswoode( Book )

3 editions published in 1878 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spottiswoode collection of physical apparatus by William Spottiswoode( Book )

2 editions published in 1899 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lecture on the electrical discharge, its forms and its functions. Delivered before the British Association at York, on 5th September 1881 by William Spottiswoode( Book )

2 editions published in 1881 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
William Spottiswoode angielski matematyk i fizyk

William Spottiswoode britisk fysikar og matematikar

William Spottiswoode britisk fysiker og matematiker

William Spottiswoode Brits wiskundige (1825-1883)

William Spottiswoode brittisk fysiker och matematiker

William Spottiswoode englischer Mathematiker und Physiker

ویلیام اسپاتیسوود ریاضی‌دان و فیزیک‌دان بریتانیایی

Languages
English (91)

German (10)