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Rowlinson, J. S. (John Shipley) 1926-

Overview
Works: 123 works in 395 publications in 3 languages and 8,236 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Other, Honoree, Translator, Contributor
Classifications: QC147, 530.42
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by J. S Rowlinson
Cohesion : a scientific history of intermolecular forces by J. S Rowlinson( )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1,828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why does matter stick together? Why do gases condense to liquids, and liquids freeze to solids? This book provides a detailed historical account of how some of the leading scientists of the past three centuries have tried to answer these questions." "The topic of cohesion and the study of intermolecular forces has been an important component of physical science research for hundreds of years. This book is organised into four broad periods of advance in our understanding. The first three are associated with Newton, Laplace and van der Waals. The final section gives an account of the successful use in the 20th century of quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics to resolve most of the remaining problems." "Throughout the last 300 years there have been periods of tremendous growth in our understanding of intermolecular forces but such interest proved to be unsustainable, and long periods of stagnation usually followed. The causes of these fluctuations are also discussed." "The book will be of primary interest to historians of science as well as physicists and physical chemists interested in the historical origins of our modern-day understanding of cohesion."--Jacket
Chemistry at Oxford : a history from 1600 to 2005( )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemistry, in various ways, has been pursued in Oxford, by Oxford figures and within the wider remit of the University for centuries. This fascinating book provides a history of the development of the Oxford Chemistry School from 1600 to 2008 and shows how the nature of the University and individuals have shaped the school and advanced the subject of chemistry. It is the only complete history of Oxford chemistry in print and chronologically follows the progress of the researchers Robert Boyle, Robert Hooke and the Royal Society groups of the 1650's as well as 18th, 19th and 20th century developments
Liquids and liquid mixtures by J. S Rowlinson( Book )

66 editions published between 1959 and 1982 in English and German and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liquids and Liquid Mixtures, Third Edition explores the equilibrium properties of liquids and liquid mixtures and relates them to the properties of the constituent molecules using the methods of statistical thermodynamics. Topics covered include the critical state, fluid mixtures at high pressures, and the statistical thermodynamics of fluids and mixtures. This book consists of eight chapters and begins with an overview of the liquid state and the thermodynamic properties of liquids and liquid mixtures, including vapor pressure and heat capacities. The discussion then turns to the thermodynami
Sir James Dewar, 1842-1923 : a ruthless chemist by J. S Rowlinson( )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir James Dewar was a major figure in British chemistry for around 40 years. He held the posts of Jacksonian Professor of Natural Philosophy at Cambridge (1875-1923) and Fullerian Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Institution (1877-1923) and is remembered principally for his efforts to liquefy the so-called permanent gases in the field that would come to be known as cryogenics. His experiments in this field led him to develop the vacuum flask, now more commonly known as the thermos, and in 1898 he was also person to liquefy hydrogen successfully. A man of many interests, he was also, with Frederick Abel, the inventor of explosive cordite, an achievement that saw him involved in a number of public quarrels with fellow scientists; he was a fierce and sometimes unscrupulous defender of his rights and his claims to priority in a way that throws much light on the scientific spirit anad practice of his day. This, the first scholarly biography of Dewar, seeks to resurrect and reinterpret a man who was a giant of his time, but is now sadly overlooked. In so doing, the book will shed much new light on the scientific culture of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries and the development of the field of chemistry in Britain. -- from dust jacket
Physics of simple liquids by J. S Rowlinson( Book )

19 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thermodynamics for chemical engineers by K. E Bett( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This textbook covers the thermodynamics needed by chemical engineers both in their engineering and in their chemistry; it is intended for use in all undergraduate and some graduate-level courses. The authors emphasize a rigorous yet concise presentation of the fundamental chemical concepts governing the behavior of single and multicomponent mixtures, including phase and chemical equilibria. In the application of these concepts, consideration is given to the presentation of experimentally measured thermodynamic properties, and to their prediction for real fluids and their mixtures using methods founded on statistical mechanics. Several applications involving the transfer of heat and work that are of special importance to chemical engineers are studied in detail to show the use of thermodynamics in improving performance. The book is written in SI units and contains worked examples, exercises, and problems."
The perfect gas by J. S Rowlinson( Book )

20 editions published between 1963 and 1968 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molecular theory of capillarity by J. S Rowlinson( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Van der Waals and molecular sciences by A. I︠A︡ Kipnis( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and German and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Van der Waals was the senior member of the group of physicists responsible for this surge, and his life and work are an essential component of any attempt to understand the scientific history of this period
On the continuity of the gaseous and liquid states by J. D. van der Waals( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thermodynamik der Gase( Book )

3 editions published in 1958 in German and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J.D. van der Waals : ein Lebensabriss by J. J. van Laar( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The metric system; a critical study of its principles and practice by Maurice Danloux-Dumesnils( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molecular Theory of Capillarity by J. S Rowlinson( )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracing the history of thought on the molecular origins of surface phenomena, this volume offers a critical and detailed examination and assessment of modern theories. The opening chapters survey the earliest efforts to recapture these phenomena by using crude mechanical models of liquids as well as subsequent quasi-thermodynamic methods. A discussion of statistical mechanics leads to the application of results in mean-field approximation to some tractable but artificial model systems. More realistic models are portrayed both by computer simulation and by approximation to some portrayed both by computer simulation and by approximations of the precise statistical equations. Emphasis throughout the text is consistently placed on the liquid-gas surface, with a focus on liquid-liquid surfaces in the final two chapters. Students, teachers, and professionals will find in this volume a comprehensive account of the field: theorists will encounter novel problems to which to apply the basic principles of thermodynamics, and industrial scientists will deem it an invaluable guide to understanding and predicting the properties of the interfacial region. Its extensive cross-referencing effectively assembles many diverse topics and theoretical approaches, making this book indispensable to all those engaged in research into interfaces in fluid-phase equilibria
The Record of The Royal Society of London. Supplement to the fourth edition for the years, 1940-1989 by J. S Rowlinson( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molecular theory of capillarity by J. S Rowlinson( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The record of the Royal society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain)( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The international encyclopedia of physical chemistry and chemical physics. Equilibrium properties of electrolyte solutions( Book )

5 editions published between 1965 and 1969 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The international encyclopedia of physical chemistry and chemical physics by J. S Rowlinson( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The international encyclopedia of physical chemistry and chemical physics( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Chemistry at Oxford : a history from 1600 to 2005
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Alternative Names
John Shipley Rowlinson britischer Chemiker und Wissenschaftshistoriker

John Shipley Rowlinson British chemist

John Shipley Rowlinson Brits scheikundige

John Shipley Rowlinson chimiste

John Shipley Rowlinson químic britànic

John Shipley Rowlinson químico británico

Roulinson, Dž.

Roulinson, Dž 1926-

Rowlinson J.S.

Rowlinson, John S.

Rowlinson, John S. 1926-

Rowlinson, John S. 1926-2018

Rowlinson, John Shipley

Rowlinson, John Shipley 1926-

Rowlinson, John Shipley 1926-2018

Shipley Rowlinson, John 1926-

Shipley Rowlinson, John 1926-2018

Роулинсон Джон Шипли

جون شيبلي رولنسن

جون شيبلي رولنسن عالم كيمياء بريطاني

로우린손, J. S. 1926-

로우린손, 존 S. 1926-

로우린손, 존 쉬플리 1926-

约翰·罗林森

Languages
English (236)

German (5)

French (1)