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Lord Kelvin : his influence on electrical measurements and units

Author: Paul Tunbridge; Institution of Electrical Engineers.
Publisher: London, U.K. : P. Peregrinus on behalf of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, ©1992.
Series: History of technology series, 18.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kelvin's great accomplishment was to bring together all the experimental scientists of his time into one co-operative association for investigators whose individual efforts were aided by their combined results, expressed in a notation and described in language understood by everyone.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tunbridge, Paul.
Lord Kelvin, his influence on electrical measurements and units.
London, U.K. : P. Peregrinus on behalf of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, ©1992
(OCoLC)644336017
Named Person: William Thomson Kelvin, Baron; William Thomson Kelvin, Baron; William Thomson Kelvin, Baron; William Thomson Kelvin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Tunbridge; Institution of Electrical Engineers.
ISBN: 0863412378 9780863412370
OCLC Number: 27643419
Description: ix, 107 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Kelvin and electrical science --
Kelvin and the metric system --
Metric controversy in Britain and the USA --
Electrical measurements --
Kelvin and the British Association Electrical Units --
International electrical congresses --
Units and standards for the electrical century --
Kelvin, Crompton and the electrical industry --
Appendices: A: James Watt and the metric system --
B: Kelvin and the screwthread standards --
C: Metrication in Britain --
D: International electrotechnical terminology --
E. William Thomson on the 'Thomson Effect' --
F: Crompton's patents 1878-1899.
Series Title: History of technology series, 18.
Responsibility: Paul Tunbridge.

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Kelvin's great accomplishment was to bring together all the experimental scientists of his time into one co-operative association for investigators whose individual efforts were aided by their combined results, expressed in a notation and described in language understood by everyone.

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