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Author: J Willard Gibbs
Publisher: New Haven, Yale Univ. Press [1948]
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Gibbs, J. Willard (Josiah Willard), 1839-1903.
Collected works of J. Willard Gibbs.
New Haven, Yale Univ. Press [1948]
(OCoLC)727616747
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Willard Gibbs
OCLC Number: 520226
Notes: First pub. in 1906 under title: The scientific papers of J. Willard Gibbs.
"Reprinted, 1948, by Yale University Press"--Title page verso.
Description: 2 volumes illustrations 24 cm
Contents: Volume 1. Thermodynamics --
1. Graphical methods in the thermodynamics of fluids --
2. A method of geometrical representation of the thermodynamic properties of substances by means of surfaces --
3. On the equilibrium of heterogeneous substances --
4. Abstract of the "Equilibrium of heterogeneous substances" --
5. On the vapor-densities of peroxide of nitrogen, formic acid, acetic acid, and perchloride of phosphorus --
6. On an alleged exception to the second law of thermodynamics --
7. Electrochemical thermodynamics: two letters to the secretary of the Electrolysis Committee of the British Association for the Advancement of Science --
8. Semi-permeable films and osmotic principles --
9. Unpublished fragments of a supplement to the "Equilibrium of heterogeneous substances." Volume 2, Part 1. Elementary principles in statistical mechanics --
1. General notions: the principle of conservation of extension-in-phase --
2. Application of the principle of conservation of extension-of-phase to the theory of errors --
3. Application of the principle of conservation of extension-of-phase to the integration of the differential equations of motion --
4. On the distribution-in-phase called canonical, in which the index of probability is a linear function of the energy --
5. Average values in a canonical ensemble of systems --
6. Extension-in-configuration and extension-in-velocity --
7. Farther discussion of averages in a canonical ensemble of systems --
8. On certain important functions of the energies of a system --
9. The function [phi] and the canonical distribution --
10. On a distribution in phase called microcanonical in which all the systems have the same energy --
11. Maximum and minimum properties of various distributions in phase --
12. On the motion of systems and ensembles of systems through long periods of time --
13. Effect of various processes on an ensemble of systems --
14. Discussion of thermodynamic analogies --
15. Systems composed of molecules. Volume 2, Part 2. Dynamics, vector analysis and multiple algebra, electromagnetic theory of light, etc. --
[Section 1] Dynamics --
1. On the fundamental formulae of dynamics --
2. On the fundamental formula of statistical mechanics with applications to astronomy and thermodynamics (abstract) --
[Section 2] Vector analysis and multiple algebra --
3. Elements of vector analysis, arranged for the use of students in physics --
4. On multiple algebra: vice-president's address before the American Association for the Advancement of Science --
5. On the determination of elliptic orbits from three complete observations --
6. On the use of the vector method in the determination of orbits: letter to the editor of Klinkerfues' "Theoretische Astronomie" --
7. On the rôle of quaternions in the algebra of vectors --
8. Quaternions and the "Ausdehnungslehre" --
9. Quaternions and the algebra of vectors --
10. Quaternions and vector analysis --
[Section 3] The electrodynamic theory of light --
11. On double refraction and the dispersion of colors in perfectly transparent media --
12. On double refraction in perfectly transparent media which exhibit the phenomena of circular polarization --
13. On the general equations of monochromatic light in media of every degree of transparency --
14. A comparison of the elastic and the electrical theories of light with respect to the law of double refraction and the dispersion of colors --
15. A comparison of the electric theory of light and Sir William Thomson's theory of a quasi-labile ether --
[Section 4] Miscellaneous papers --
16. Reviews of Newcomb and Michelson's "Velocity of light in air and refracting media" and of Ketteler's "Theoretische Optik" --
17. On the velocity of light as determined by Foucault's revolving mirror --
18. Velocity of propagation of electrostatic force --
19. Fourier's series --
20. Rudolf Julius Emanuel Clausius --
21. Hubert Anson Newton.
Other Titles: Thermodynamics.
Elementary principles in statistical mechanics.
Dynamics, vector analysis and multiple algebra electromagnetic theory of light, etc.
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