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Thompson, Silvanus P. (Silvanus Phillips) 1851-1916

Overview
Works: 442 works in 1,807 publications in 5 languages and 17,561 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Bibliography  Handbooks and manuals  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Catalogs  Juvenile works  Guidebooks  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Contributor, tra
Classifications: QA803, 531
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Most widely held works by Silvanus P Thompson
Calculus made easy : being a very-simplest introduction to those beautiful methods of reckoning which are generally called by the terrifying names of the differential calculus and the integral calculus by Silvanus P Thompson( Book )

130 editions published between 1910 and 2015 in English and held by 2,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Updates the classic calculus primer
Mathematical principles of natural philosophy ; and, Optics by Isaac Newton( Book )

30 editions published between 1952 and 2007 in English and held by 2,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mathematical principles of natural philosophy -- Of the motion of bodies --Newton's system of the world
Elementary lessons in electricity and magnetism by Silvanus P Thompson( Book )

161 editions published between 1881 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Thompson has written a very accessible guide that hopes to enlighten its readers about the principle elements behind electricity and magnetism. Line drawings help to demonstrate the experiments he cites
Dynamo-electric machinery: a manual for studens of electrotechnics by Silvanus P Thompson( Book )

84 editions published between 1884 and 2016 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treatise on light, in which are explained the causes of that which occurs in reflexion & in refraction, and particularly in the strange refraction of Iceland crystal by Christiaan Huygens( Book )

31 editions published between 1912 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shi hui geng si de dai biao zuo zhi yi. zuo zhe zai shu zhong ji guang de bo dong xue shuo zhi da cheng, ti chu le guang de mai chong li lun, bing ju ci dao chu le guang de zhe she yu fan she ding lü, ji hui geng si yuan li
The life of William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of Largs by Silvanus P Thompson( Book )

48 editions published between 1910 and 2015 in English and held by 387 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 and spent several years reading through Kelvin's papers in order to complete these two volumes, published in 1910. Volume 1 covers Kelvin's life to 1871, including his student days, his election (aged 22) as professor in Glasgow, his ground-breaking theoretical research on thermodynamics, his applied work on telegraphs including the Atlantic cable, and his involvement in a geological controversy about the age of the earth
Michael Faraday; his life and work by Silvanus P Thompson( Book )

33 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philipp Reis, inventor of the telephone : a biographical sketch, with documentary testimony, translations of the original papers of the inventor and contemporary publications by Silvanus P Thompson( Book )

18 editions published between 1883 and 2016 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De magnete by William Gilbert( Book )

7 editions published between 1901 and 1958 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This 'On the Magnet' is a new improved English translation of the widely censored or banned Latin 1600 'De Magnete' by William Gilbert which was the first real science book to be published. This version is rather easier to read than its two earlier translations, and significantly helps to clarify Gilbert's 'attraction' physics which Newton put as one of two basic valid mathematized physics options and which he is believed to have privately favoured. It is basically a novel signal-response or remote-control physics that may still have real relevance today."
Contributions to photographic optics by O Lummer( Book )

10 editions published between 1900 and 1982 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polyphase electric currents and alternate-current motors by Silvanus P Thompson( Book )

47 editions published between 1895 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Dynamoelektrischen Maschinen : ein Handbuch für Studirende der Elektrotechnik by Silvanus P Thompson( Book )

54 editions published between 1889 and 1996 in German and Undetermined and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Höhere Mathematik und doch verständlich eine leichtfassliche Einführung in die Differential- und Integralrechnung für Chemiker, Biologen und Volkswirtschaftler by Silvanus P Thompson( Book )

59 editions published between 1926 and 1964 in German and Undetermined and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light visible and invisible : a series of lectures delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, at Christmas, 1896 by Silvanus P Thompson( Book )

18 editions published between 1897 and 1903 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The electromagnet, and electromagnetic mechanism by Silvanus P Thompson( Book )

29 editions published between 1891 and 2011 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silvanus P. Thompson (1851-1916) was an engineer and physicist who researched aspects of electricity, magnets and optics. He spent his career teaching, first as a professor in Bristol and later in London, at the City and Guilds Finsbury Technical College, and he was a frequent public speaker on scientific matters. Over the course of his career he became especially interested in technical education, and produced many books that explained complicated scientific concepts with clarity, including his most famous work Calculus Made Easy. In this work, published in 1891, Thompson explains the importance and function of the electromagnet. Starting with the history and development of electromagnets, the work looks at the principle of the magnetic current, and gives detailed descriptions - including numerous technical illustrations - of electromagnetic motors and machine tools, providing an engaging guide to the latest forms of scientific knowledge at the end of the nineteenth century
Light visible and invisible : a series of lectures delivered at the Royal institution of Great Britain, at Christmas, 1896, with additional lectures by Silvanus P Thompson( Book )

12 editions published between 1903 and 1928 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Gilbert, and terrestrial magnetism in the time of Queen Elizabeth; a discourse by Silvanus P Thompson( Book )

9 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traité théorique et pratique des machines dynamo-électriques by Silvanus P Thompson( Book )

50 editions published between 1883 and 2016 in French and English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electricity and magnetism by Amédée Guillemin( Book )

6 editions published in 1891 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on the electromagnet by Silvanus P Thompson( Book )

11 editions published between 1891 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Calculus made easy : being a very-simplest introduction to those beautiful methods of reckoning which are generally called by the terrifying names of the differential calculus and the integral calculus
Alternative Names
Phillips Thomson, Silvanus

Silvanus P. Thompson britisk fysikar og ingeniør

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Silvanus Phillips Thompson englischer Physiker

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Silvanus Thompson Brits natuurkundige

Silvanus Thompson brittisk fysiker och ingenjör

Thompson, S. P.

Thompson, S. P. 1851-1916

Thompson, Silvanus P.

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Thompson, Silvanus Phillips

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Thompson, Sylvanus P. 1851-1916

Tompson, Sil'vanus.

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톰슨, 실바누스 P. 1851-1916

톰슨, 실버너스 필립스 1851-1916

톰슨, 실베이너스 P. 1851-1916

톰슨, 실베이너스 필립스 1851-1916

톰프슨, 실바누스 P. 1851-1916

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Languages
English (699)

German (123)

French (41)

Italian (2)

Russian (2)

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Mathematical principles of natural philosophy ; and, OpticsTreatise on light, in which are explained the causes of that which occurs in reflexion & in refraction, and particularly in the strange refraction of Iceland crystalThe life of William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of LargsMichael Faraday; his life and workThe electromagnet, and electromagnetic mechanismLectures on the electromagnet