Mathematical and Physical Papers
6 Volume Set
Part of Cambridge Library Collection  Physical Sciences
 Author: William Thomson
 Date Published: June 2011
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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 53year 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. Topics covered range from heat, electricity, magnetism and electrotelegraphy to hydrodynamics, tidal theory and navigation.
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 Date Published: June 2011
 format: Multiple copy pack
 isbn: 9781108029049
 dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
 weight: 4kg
 contains: 310 b/w illus. 4 tables
 availability: In stock
Table of Contents
Volume 1: Preface
1. On Fourier's expansions of functions in trigonometrical series
2. Note on a passage in Fourier's Heat
3. On the uniform motion of heat in homogeneous solid bodies, and its connection with the mathematical theory of electricity
4. On the linear motion of heat. Part 1
5. On the linear motion of heat. Part 2
6. Propositions in the theory of attraction
7. On the attraction of conducting and nonconducting electrified bodies
8. Note on orthogonal isothermal surfaces
9. On the equations of the motion of heat referred to curvilinear coordinates
10. Elementary demonstration of Dupin's theorem
11. Note on some points in the theory of heat
12. Note on orthogonal isothermal surfaces
13. Note on the law of gravity at the surface of a revolving homogeneous fluid
14. Demonstration of a fundamental theorem in the mechanical theory of electricity
15. On the reduction of the general equation of surfaces of the second order
16. On the lines of curvature of surfaces of the second order
17. Démonstration d'un théorème d'analyse
18. Note sur les lois élémentaires d'électricité statique
19. Extrait d'une lettre sur l'application du principe des images à la solution de quelques problèmes relatifs à la distribution d'éléctricite
20. Note on induced magnetism in a plate
21. On the mathematical theory of electricity in equilibrium
22. Note on the rings and brushes in the spectra produced by biaxal crystals
23. On the principal axes of a rigid body
24. Note on M. Liouville's paper 'Sur une propriété de la couche électrique en équilibre à la surface d'un corps conducteur'
25. On electrical images
26. On the electric currents by which the phenomena of terrestrial magnetism may be produced
27. On a mechanical representation of electric, magnetic, and galvanic forces
28. On certain definite integrals suggested by problems in the theory of electricity
29. On the forces experienced by small spheres under magnetic influence
and on some of the phenomena presented by diamagnetic substances
30. On a system of magnetic curves
31. Notes on hydrodynamics
32. Système nouveau de coordonnés orthogonales
33. Note sur une équation aux différences partielles qui se présente dans plusieurs questions de physique mathématique
34. On the equilibrium of magnetic or diamagnetic bodies of any form, under the influence of the terrestrial magnetic force
35. On the theory of electromagnetic induction
36. Theorems with reference to the solution of certain partial differential equations
37. Note on the integration of the equations of equilibrium of an elastic solid
38. On the mathematical theory of electricity in equilibrium
39. On an absolute thermometric scale founded on Carnot's theory of the motive power of heat, and calculated from Regnault's observations
40. Notes on hydrodynamics. On the visviva of a liquid in motion
41. An account of Carnot's theory of the motive power of heat, with numerical results deduced from Regnault's experiments on steam
42. On the theory of magnetic induction of crystalline substances
43. Notes on a paper 'Problems respecting polygons in a plane'. By Robert Moon
44. On the potential of a closed galvanic circuit of any form
45. The effect of pressure in lowering the freezing point of water experimentally demonstrated
46. On the forces experienced by inductively magnetized ferromagnetic or diamagnetic noncrystalline substances
47. On a remarkable property of steam connected with the theory of the steamengine
48. On the dynamical theory of heat, with numerical results deduced from Mr Joule's equivalent of a thermal unit, and M. Regnault's observations on steam
49. On the thermal effects of fluids in motion. By J. P. Joule and W. Thomson
50. On thermodynamic motivity
51. Experimental researches in thermoelectricity
52. On the theory of magnetic induction in crystalli
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