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

Overview
Works: 552 works in 2,031 publications in 5 languages and 17,631 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Bibliography  Juvenile works  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Catalogs  Textbooks  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, htt, Contributor, Creator, tra, Other
Classifications: AC1, 531
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Most widely held works by Silvanus P Thompson
Elementary lessons in electricity and magnetism by Silvanus P Thompson( )

184 editions published between 1881 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,729 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
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 )

140 editions published between 1910 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1952 and 2005 in English and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Newton's unifying idea of gravitation and explains how he converted physics from a science of explanation into a general mathematical system
Dynamo-electric machinery: a manual for studens of electrotechnics by Silvanus P Thompson( Book )

52 editions published between 1884 and 2015 in English and held by 764 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 )

28 editions published between 1912 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 763 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
Polyphase electric currents and alternate-current motors by Silvanus P Thompson( )

53 editions published between 1895 and 2015 in English and Russian and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

37 editions published between 1910 and 2015 in English and held by 405 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
Michael Faraday; his life and work by Silvanus P Thompson( Book )

34 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematical principles of natural philosophy ; Optics by Isaac Newton( Book )

10 editions published between 1952 and 2007 in English and held by 363 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( )

21 editions published between 1897 and 1983 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions to photographic optics by O Lummer( Book )

13 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the loadstone and magnetic bodies by William Gilbert( Book )

7 editions published between 1901 and 1958 in English and Undetermined and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains the works of three accomplished XVI century scientists. The General Contents reads: "On the Loadstone and Magnetic Bodies and on the Great Magnet the Earth" by William Gilbert. " "Dialogues Concerning the Two New Sciences" by Galileo Galilei. "An Anatomical Disquisition on the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals." "The First Anatomical Disquisition on the Circlulation of the Blood, Addressed to John Riolan." " A Second Disquisiton to John Rioland, in which Many Objections to the Circulation of the Blood are Refuted." "Anatomical Excercises on the Generation of Animals" by William Harvey
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 )

17 editions published between 1883 and 2016 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on the electromagnet by Silvanus P Thompson( )

15 editions published between 1891 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electricity and magnetism by Amédée Guillemin( )

7 editions published in 1891 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 1891 and 2011 in English and held by 212 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 )

10 editions published between 1903 and 1928 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A not impossible religion by Silvanus P Thompson( )

20 editions published between 1918 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1903 and 2018 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1889 and 1996 in German and Undetermined and held by 168 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
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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 workMathematical principles of natural philosophy ; OpticsLectures on the electromagnetThe electromagnet, and electromagnetic mechanism
Alternative Names
Phillips Thomson, Silvanus

S. P. T. 1851-1916

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Silvanus Phillips Thompson englischer Physiker

Silvanus Phillips Thompson englischer Physiker, Optiker und Biograf

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Silvanus Thompson Brits natuurkundige

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Томпсон Сильванус

سيلفانوس طومسون

톰슨, 실바누스 P. 1851-1916

톰슨, 실버너스 필립스 1851-1916

シルバナス・トンプソン

タムソン, エス ピー

希尔瓦努斯·汤姆森

西拉·菲利普斯·汤普森

Languages
English (715)

German (39)

French (6)

Italian (2)

Russian (2)