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Kelvin : life, labours and legacy

Author: Raymond Flood; Mark McCartney; Andrew Whitaker
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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This work contains a collection of chapters, authored by leading experts, which cover the life and wide-ranging scientific contributions made by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin (1824-1907).
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Named Person: William Thomson Kelvin, Baron; William Thomson Kelvin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Flood; Mark McCartney; Andrew Whitaker
ISBN: 9780199231256 0199231257
OCLC Number: 166625002
Description: xii, 358 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: William Thomson : an introductory biography / Mark McCartney --
Educating William : Belfast, Glasgow, and Cambridge / Alex D.D. Craik --
On the early work of William Thomason : mathematical physics and methodology in the 1840s / I. Grattan-Guinness --
James Thomson and the culture of a Victorian engineer / Peter Bowler --
Fifty-eight years of friendship : Kelvin and Stokes / Alastair Wood --
Kelvin and Fitzgerlad : great Irish physicists / Denis Weaire --
Concepts and models of the magnetic field / John Roche --
'A dynamical form of mechanical effect' : Thomson's thermodynamics / Iwan Rhys Morus --
Kelvin and engineering / Bernard Crossland --
William Thomson's determinations of the age of the earth / Patrick N. Wyse Jackson --
Thomson and Tait : the Treatise on natural philosophy / Raymond Flood --
Kelvin on atoms and molecules / Elizabeth Garber --
Kelvin and the development of science in Meiji, Japan / Colin Latimer --
Kelvin, Maxwell, Einstein and the ether : who was right about what? / C.W. Francis Everitt --
Kelvin and statistical mechanics / Oliver Penrose --
Kelvin : the legacy / Andrew Whitaker.
Responsibility: edited by Raymond Flood, Mark McCartney, and Andrew Whitaker.
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