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Kelvin, William Thomson Baron 1824-1907

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Works: 711 works in 1,954 publications in 8 languages and 22,297 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Sources  Biographies  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Dedicatee, Other, Inscriber, Author of introduction, Correspondent
Classifications: QC16.K3, B
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Most widely held works by William Thomson Kelvin
Scientific papers: physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology by Charles William Eliot( Book )

21 editions published between 1909 and 1996 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The treatises in this volume delivered by the fathers of their respective fields offer a glimpse into a time when the frontier of science could be revolutionized by one person. The 134 illustrations provide an interactive side to these instructional lectures
The elements of natural philosophy by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

88 editions published between 1872 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reprint of papers on electrostatics and magnetism by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

49 editions published between 1872 and 2011 in English and German and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin (1824–1907), born with a great talent for mathematics and physics, was educated at Glasgow and Cambridge. While only in his twenties, he was appointed to the University of Glasgow's Chair in Natural Philosophy, which he was to hold for over fifty years. He is best known for lending his name to the Kelvin unit of measurement for temperature, after his development of an absolute scale of temperature. This book is a corrected 1884 edition of Kelvin's 1872 collection of papers on electrostatics and magnetism. It includes all his work on these subjects previously published as articles in journals including the Cambridge Mathematical Journal and the Transactions of the Royal Society. Kelvin also wrote several new items to fill gaps in this collection, so that its coverage of the state of electromagnetic research in the late nineteenth century is comprehensive
Principles of mechanics and dynamics by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

34 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematical and physical papers by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

6 editions published in 1911 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kelvin's Baltimore lectures and modern theoretical physics : historical and philosophical perspectives by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular lectures and addresses by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

38 editions published between 1889 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baltimore lectures on molecular dynamics and the wave theory of light by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

37 editions published between 1904 and 2010 in English and German and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mathematical physicist and engineer William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824–1904) is best known for devising the Kelvin scale of absolute temperature and for his work on the first and second laws of thermodynamics. The lectures in this collection demonstrate an attempt by Baron Kelvin to formulate a physical model for the existence of ether. This concept of a medium for light propagation became prominent in the late nineteenth century, arising from the combination of Maxwell's equations stating that light is an electromagnetic wave with the demands of Newtonian physics that light must move in a unique reference frame. First published in 1904, Kelvin's lectures describe the difficulties inherent in this model. These problems with the concept of ether are credited for inspiring Einstein to devise the theory of special relativity and the photoelectric effect, both of which are central to modern physics
Treatise on natural philosophy by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

56 editions published between 1867 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

13 editions published between 1887 and 2008 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reports of the committee on electrical standards appointed by the British association for the advancement of science by Fleeming Jenkin( Book )

8 editions published in 1873 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The free expansion of gases: memoirs by Gay-Lussac, Joule, and Joule and Thomson by Joseph Sweetman Ames( Book )

5 editions published in 1898 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence between Sir George Gabriel Stokes and Sir William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of Largs by George Gabriel Stokes( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The practical applications of electricity : a series of lectures delivered at the Institution of Civil Engineers, session 1882-83 by Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain)( Book )

5 editions published in 1884 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes of lectures on molecular dynamics and the wave theory of light : delivered at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

18 editions published between 1884 and 1981 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second law of thermodynamics; memoirs by Carnot, Clausius, and Thomson by William Francis Magie( Book )

11 editions published between 1899 and 2011 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on the motive power of heat by Sadi Carnot -- On the motive power of heat and on the laws which can be deduced from it for the theory of heat, by R. Clausius -- The dynamical theory of heat. -- By W. Thomson (Lord Kelvin)
The scientific papers of James Prescott Joule by James Prescott Joule( Book )

2 editions published in 1884 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlantic telegraph cable : address of Professor William Thomson ... by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

3 editions published in 1866 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Isaac Newtonʼs Principia by Isaac Newton( Book )

20 editions published between 1861 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of Largs by Silvanus P Thompson( Book )

8 editions published between 1910 and 2011 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mathematician and physicist William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, (1824-1907) was one of Britain's most influential scientists, famous for his work on the first and second laws of thermodynamics and for devising the Kelvin scale of absolute temperature. Silvanus P. Thompson (1851-1916) began this biography with the co-operation of Kelvin in 1906, but the project was interrupted by Kelvin's death the following year. Thompson, himself a respected physics lecturer and scientific writer, decided that a more comprehensive biography would be needed
 
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The correspondence between Sir George Gabriel Stokes and Sir William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of Largs
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Reprint of papers on electrostatics and magnetismPrinciples of mechanics and dynamicsBaltimore lectures on molecular dynamics and the wave theory of lightTreatise on natural philosophyThe correspondence between Sir George Gabriel Stokes and Sir William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of LargsThe life of William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of LargsLord Kelvin and the age of the earth