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Degrees Kelvin : a tale of genius, invention, and tragedy

Author: David Lindley
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Joseph Henry Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lindley presents a surprising and compelling portrait of William Thompson, a.k.a. Lord Kelvin, one of the most brilliant scientific minds of the 19th century.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Lindley, David, 1956-
Degrees Kelvin
(DLC) 2003022885
(OCoLC)53254026
Named Person: William Thomson Kelvin, Baron; William Thomson Kelvin, baron; William Thomson Kelvin; William Thomson Kelvin, Baron
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Lindley
ISBN: 0309090733 9780309090735 0309530954 9780309530958 1280209003 9781280209000
OCLC Number: 61457645
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 366 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1. Cambridge --
2. Conundrums --
3. Cable --
4. Controversies --
5. Compass --
6. Kelvin --
Epilogue --
Bibliography --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: David Lindley.

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William Thomson found key connections between heat, light, electricity, and magnetism laying the groundwork for the theories of electromagnetism and thermodynamics. This biography talks about his  Read more...

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