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Rayleigh, John William Strutt Baron 1842-1919

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Works: 276 works in 927 publications in 6 languages and 6,419 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QC223, 534.1
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The theory of sound by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

289 editions published between 1845 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In volume II: index af authors
Scientific papers by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

21 editions published between 1920 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index of names (after the last volume)
Scientific papers by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

22 editions published between 1899 and 2009 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory of heat by James Clerk Maxwell( Book )

29 editions published between 1877 and 1982 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best known for his theory of electromagnetism, James Clerk Maxwell (1831–79) was Cambridge University's first Cavendish Professor of Experimental Physics. Albert Einstein described his work as 'the most profound and the most fruitful that physics has experienced since the time of Newton'. He carried out brilliant work in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, laying the foundation for the kinetic theory of gases. This book, published originally in 1871, summarises his work in this field. It includes the 'Maxwell relations' that still feature in every standard text on thermodynamics. It also outlines his famous thought experiment, later named Maxwell's 'demon'. This idea, which appeared to contradict the second law of thermodynamics, would inspire scientific debate well into the twentieth century. More recently, it has sparked developments in the new sciences of nanotechnology and quantum computing
Mathematical and physical papers by George Gabriel Stokes( Book )

7 editions published between 1880 and 2009 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argon, a new constituent of the atmosphere by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

19 editions published between 1895 and 1983 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Address by the Right Hon. Lord Rayleigh, M.A., D.C.L. ... president by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

10 editions published between 1884 and 1986 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific papers by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

20 editions published between 1912 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index of names (after the last volume)
Scientific papers by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

15 editions published between 1899 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of Lord Rayleigh's collected papers begins with a brief 1892 piece in which the author addresses the troubling discrepancies between the apparent density of nitrogen derived from different sources. Intrigued by this anomaly and by earlier observations by Cavendish, Rayleigh investigated whether it might be due to a previously undiscovered atmospheric constituent. This led to Rayleigh's discovery of the chemically inert element, argon, to his 1904 Nobel Prize in physics, and to the discovery of all the 'rare' gases. Debate over the nature of Roentgen rays, is reflected in a short 1898 paper, written in the wake of their discovery. 1900 saw a key contribution, the elegant description of the distribution of longer wavelengths in blackbody radiation. Now known as the Rayleigh–Jeans' Law, this complemented Wien's equation describing the shorter wavelengths. Planck's law combined these, in a crucial step toward the eventual development of quantum mechanics
Scientific papers by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

15 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index of names (after the last volume)
Scientific papers by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

14 editions published between 1902 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume includes papers from 1887, when Lord Rayleigh became Professor of Natural Philosophy at the Royal Institution in London, to 1892. An 1888 contribution on the densities of hydrogen and oxygen led to a series of experiments on the densities of the atmospheric gases. This resulted in the unsettling discovery that the density of atmospheric nitrogen seemed very slightly to exceed the density of nitrogen derived from its chemical compounds. A substantial 1888 paper, on the wave theory of light, was written for the Encyclopaedia Britannica in the immediate aftermath of the crucial Michelson–Morley experiment in which the speed of light had been measured. In addition, this wide-ranging volume shows Rayleigh's developing interest in the properties of liquid surfaces, with a discourse on foams (1890), and a paper on surface films (1892). It also includes a charming brief appreciation (1890) of James Clerk Maxwell's legacy to science
Theory of Sound by John William Strutt Rayleigh( )

11 editions published between 1877 and 2015 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John William Strutt, third Baron Rayleigh (1842–1919), was an English physicist best known as the co-discoverer of the element argon, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1904. Rayleigh graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1865 and after conducting private research was appointed Cavendish Professor of Experimental Physics in 1879, a post which he held until 1884. These highly influential volumes, first published between 1877 and 1878, contain Rayleigh's classic account of acoustic theory. Bringing together contemporary research and his own experiments, Rayleigh clearly describes the origins and transmission of sound waves through different media. This textbook was considered the standard work on the subject for many years and provided the foundations of modern acoustic theory. Volume 2 discusses theories of aerial vibrations, with discussions of experimental procedures of aerial vibrations in tubes and rectangular chambers, and the theory of resonators
Die Theorie des Schalles by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

7 editions published between 1879 and 1880 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific papers by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

14 editions published between 1899 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected optics papers of Lord Rayleigh by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific papers by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

10 editions published between 1920 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This final volume of papers by Lord Rayleigh covers the period from 1911 to his death in 1919. The first of the Solvay Conferences in 1911 played a key role in the foundation of quantum theory. Although invited, Rayleigh did not attend. His principal achievements lay in development and consolidation across classical physics, in which he continued to work. In a 1917 paper, he used electromagnetic theory to derive a formula for expressing the reflection properties from a regularly stratified medium. In 1919, he investigated the iridescent colours of birds and insects. Rayleigh continued his long-standing participation in the Society for Psychical Research, founded in 1882 for the study of 'debatable phenomena'. One of his last publications was his presidential address to that society, which considers several highly unorthodox views and practices. He concludes by asserting the importance to scientists of maintaining open minds in the pursuit of truth
Die Theorie des Schalles by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

5 editions published in 1880 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Theory of Sound by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

19 editions published between 1878 and 1945 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In volume II: Index of subjects
Electrical measurements by John William Strutt Rayleigh( Book )

8 editions published between 1881 and 1886 in English and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of papers published in Rayleigh's own name and in conjunction with Prof. Schuster and Mrs. Sidgwick. This example is thought to be Rayleigh's own copy. It has annotations in his own hand on pages 413-415 of article 17 and a ms. leaf in his hand laid in
Le livre du cinquantenaire de la Société française de physique by Société française de physique( Book )

1 edition published in 1925 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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