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Kelvin, William Thomson Baron 1824-1907

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Works: 686 works in 2,054 publications in 8 languages and 22,305 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Sources  Miscellanea  Fiction  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Dedicatee, Other, Author of introduction, Inscriber, Correspondent
Classifications: QC16.K3, B
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Most widely held works about William Thomson Kelvin
 
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Scientific papers : physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology by Charles William Eliot( Book )

21 editions published between 1910 and 1996 in English and held by 900 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 )

115 editions published between 1871 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1867, Sir William Thomson (later Lord Kelvin) and Peter Guthrie Tate revolutionised physics with the publication of their Treatise on Natural Philosophy, in which they demonstrated the centrality of energy conservation to systems of dynamic movement. Popularly known as 'TetT' for its authors' initials, the Treatise became the standard textbook on natural philosophy, introducing generations of mathematicians to the 'new energy-based dynamics'. In Elements of Natural Philosophy (1873), they distil the portions of the Treatise not requiring higher calculus into a primer suitable for use in university courses. The first half covers the basic principles of kinematics and dynamics, including the motion of points, lines, and volumes, while the second half concerns questions of 'abstract dynamics', including particle attraction. The result of one of the most important collaborations in modern physics, this book remains a thorough introduction to the major principles of Thomson and Tait's larger work
Treatise on natural philosophy by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

56 editions published between 1879 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

51 editions published between 1872 and 2011 in English and German and held by 476 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 )

20 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematical and physical papers by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

7 editions published in 1911 in English and held by 347 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 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular lectures and addresses by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

42 editions published between 1889 and 2011 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin (1824–1907), was educated at Glasgow and Cambridge. While only in his twenties, he was awarded the University of Glasgow's chair in natural philosophy, which he was to hold for over fifty years. He is best known through the Kelvin, the unit of measurement of temperature named after him in consequence of his development of an absolute scale of temperature. These volumes collect together Kelvin's lectures for a wider audience. In a convivial but never condescending style, he outlines a range of scientific subjects to audiences of his fellow scientists. The range of topics covered reflects Kelvin's broad interests and his stature as one of the most eminent of Victorian scientists. Volume 1, published in 1889, includes talks about the constitution of matter and basic topics in physics such as light, heat, electricity and gravity
Baltimore lectures on molecular dynamics and the wave theory of light by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

26 editions published between 1904 and 2010 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scientific papers of James Prescott Joule by James Prescott Joule( Book )

11 editions published between 1884 and 1969 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

14 editions published between 1887 and 2008 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1873 and 1913 in English and Undetermined and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1865 and 2003 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treatise on natural philosophy by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

76 editions published between 1867 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The term 'natural philosophy' was used by Newton, and is still used in British Universities, to denote the investigation of laws in the material world, and the deduction of results not directly observed.' This definition, from the Preface to the second edition of 1879, defines the proposed scope of the work: the two volumes reissued here are the only completed part of a survey of the entirety of the physical sciences by Lord Kelvin and his fellow Scot, Peter Guthrie Tait, first published in 1867. Although the partnership ceased after eighteen years of collaboration, the published books, containing chapters on kinematics, dynamics and statics, had a great influence on the development of physics in the second half of the nineteenth century
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 )

9 editions published in 1990 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

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 131 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)
Sir Isaac Newtonʼs Principia by Isaac Newton( Book )

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

Energy and empire : a biographical study of Lord Kelvin by Crosbie Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The correspondence between Sir George Gabriel Stokes and Sir William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of Largs
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German (17)

Latin (11)

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Treatise on natural philosophyReprint 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 LargsLord Kelvin and the age of the earth