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Kelvin, William Thomson Baron 1824-1907

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Works: 799 works in 2,384 publications in 7 languages and 23,558 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Personal correspondence  Popular works  Sources  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Dedicatee, Other, Author of introduction, Inscriber, Correspondent
Classifications: QC16.K3, B
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The elements of natural philosophy by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

116 editions published between 1871 and 2016 in English and German and held by 984 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
Scientific papers : physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology by Charles W Eliot( Book )

18 editions published between 1909 and 2000 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treatise on natural philosophy by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

78 editions published between 1879 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 730 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
Reprint of papers on electrostatics and magnetism by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

57 editions published between 1872 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 688 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
Popular lectures and addresses by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

43 editions published between 1889 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 533 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 2 is mainly concerned with geology and was actually published last, in 1894. It includes additional lectures given between 1866 and 1893 that were not included in the other two volumes
Mathematical and physical papers by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

11 editions published between 1911 and 2011 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1962 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 375 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 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1884 Sir William Thomson (later Lord Kelvin) delivered a significant series of lectures on physics at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. The lectures remain important because, through their explicit presentation of the theories and metaphysical assumptions of the Newtonian mechanistic tradition, they illuminate the roots of the revolution in physics that began around 1900. This book presents the twenty lectures in their original form for the first time. (a greatly revised version of the lectures appeared in 1904.) In addition, it contains 10 original essays in which well-known historians and philosophers of science discuss the physical issues raised in the Baltimore Lectures and developments in theoretical physics since they were delivered."-- Book Jacket
Baltimore lectures on molecular dynamics and the wave theory of light by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

23 editions published between 1904 and 2012 in English and German and held by 292 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
The scientific papers of James Prescott Joule by James Prescott Joule( Book )

15 editions published between 1884 and 1969 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Isaac Newtonʼs Principia by Isaac Newton( )

19 editions published between 1861 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 1865 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

15 editions published between 1887 and 2008 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mathematical and physical papers : collected from different scientific periodicals from May, 1841, to the present time by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

52 editions published between 1882 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Thomson, first Baron Kelvin (1824-1907), is best known for devising the Kelvin scale of absolute temperature and for his work on the first and second laws of thermodynamics, though throughout his 53-year career as a mathematical physicist and engineer at the University of Glasgow he investigated a wide range of scientific questions in areas ranging from geology to transatlantic telegraph cables. The extent of his work is revealed in the six volumes of his Mathematical and Physical Papers, published from 1882 until 1911, consisting of articles that appeared in scientific periodicals from 1841 onwards. Volume 3, published in 1890, includes articles from the period 1858-1890, the majority of which relate to questions around elasticity and heat, and are accompanied by extensive appendices
Reports of the committee on electrical standards appointed by the British association for the advancement of science by Fleeming Jenkin( Book )

12 editions published between 1873 and 1913 in English and held by 184 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 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 183 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 )

7 editions published in 1884 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The progress of telegraphy / by W.H. Preece -- Telephones / by Sir F. Bramwell -- The electrical transmission and storage of power / by C.W. Siemens -- Some points in electric lighting / by J. Hopkinson -- Electricity applied to explosive purposes / by F.A. Abel -- Electrical units of measurement / by W. Thomson -- Index
The second law of thermodynamics; memoirs by Carnot, Clausius, and Thomson by William Francis Magie( Book )

9 editions published between 1899 and 2010 in English and held by 155 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)
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 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Treatise on natural philosophyReprint of papers on electrostatics and magnetismPopular lectures and addressesPrinciples of mechanics and dynamicsBaltimore lectures on molecular dynamics and the wave theory of lightLord Kelvin, the dynamic VictorianKelvin : life, labours and legacy
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