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Kelvin, William Thomson Baron 1824-1907

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Works: 687 works in 1,807 publications in 7 languages and 21,922 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Sources  Biographies  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Dedicatee, Other, Inscriber, Correspondent, Author of introduction
Classifications: QC16.K3, 925.3
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Scientific papers: physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology by Charles William Eliot( Book )

18 editions published between 1910 and 1996 in English and held by 937 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 )

89 editions published between 1872 and 2010 in English and French and held by 657 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
Reprint of papers on electrostatics and magnetism by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

36 editions published between 1872 and 2011 in English and German and held by 460 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
Treatise on natural philosophy by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

125 editions published between 1867 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles of mechanics and dynamics by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

15 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematical and physical papers by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

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

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

36 editions published between 1904 and 2010 in English and German and held by 332 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
Kelvin's Baltimore lectures and modern theoretical physics : historical and philosophical perspectives by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular lectures and addresses by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

29 editions published between 1891 and 2011 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular lectures and addresses by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

55 editions published between 1889 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 182 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 )

7 editions published in 1873 in English and held by 173 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

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

13 editions published between 1866 and 1984 in English and held by 167 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 164 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 )

4 editions published in 1884 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 153 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 )

17 editions published between 1884 and 1981 in English and held by 149 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 134 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 )

16 editions published between 1861 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Kelvin : his influence on electrical measurements and units by Paul Tunbridge( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The following topics are dealt with: electrical measurements; British association electrical units; units and standards; Kelvin Crompton and electrical industry; metric system; international electrical congresses; and electrical science
 
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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 magnetismTreatise on natural philosophyPrinciples of mechanics and dynamicsBaltimore lectures on molecular dynamics and the wave theory of lightThe correspondence between Sir George Gabriel Stokes and Sir William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of LargsLord Kelvin and the age of the earthEnergy and empire : a biographical study of Lord Kelvin