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Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy

Author: Raymond Flood; Mark McCartney; Andrew Whitaker; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Oxford scholarship online.
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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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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: William Thomson Kelvin, Baron; William Thomson Kelvin, Baron
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Flood; Mark McCartney; Andrew Whitaker; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780199231256 0199231257
OCLC Number: 319063832
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004. (Oxford scholarship online). Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Internet Explorer 5.5 (or higher) or Netscape Navigator 6.1 (or higher). Available as searchable text in HTML format. Access restricted to subscribing institutions.
Description: 376 p.
Contents: FOREWORD ; LIFE ; 1. William Thomson: An Introductory Biography ; 2. Educating William: Belfast, Glasgow and Cambridge ; 3. On the Early Work of William Thomson: Mathematical Physics and Methodology in the 1840s ; 4. James Thomson and the Culture of a Victorian Engineer ; 5. Fifty-Eight Years of Friendship: Kelvin and Stokes ; 6. Kelvin and Fitzgerald ; LABOURS ; 7. Concepts and Models of the Magnetic Field ; 8. "A Dynamical Form of Mechanical Effect": Thomson's Thermodynamics ; 9. Kelvin and Engineering ; 10. William Thomson's Determinations of the Age of the Earth ; 11. Thomson and Tait: The Treatise on Natural Philosophy ; 12. Kelvin on Atoms and Molecules ; LEGACY ; 13. Kelvin and the Development of Science in Meiji Japan ; 14. Kelvin, Maxwell, Einstein and the Ether - Who was Right about What? ; 15. Kelvin and Statistical Mechanics ; 16. Kelvin - The Legacy
Series Title: Oxford scholarship online.
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