Mathematical and Physical Papers
Volume 4. Hydrodynamics and General Dynamics
$62.00 (R)
Part of Cambridge Library Collection  Physical Sciences
 Author: William Thomson
 Editor: Sir Joseph Larmor
 Date Published: June 2011
 availability: Available
 format: Paperback
 isbn: 9781108029018
$
62.00
(R)
Paperback
Looking for an examination copy?
If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

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. Volume 4, published in 1910, includes articles from the period 1867–1906. Themes covered in this book examine issues relating to water, such as hydrodynamics, tidal theory and deep sea ship waves.
Customer reviews
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity
×Product details
 Date Published: June 2011
 format: Paperback
 isbn: 9781108029018
 length: 584 pages
 dimensions: 216 x 140 x 33 mm
 weight: 0.73kg
 contains: 65 b/w illus.
 availability: Available
Table of Contents
Hydrodynamics:
1. On vortex atoms
2. On vortex motion
3. The translatory velocity of a circular vortex ring
4. On the motion of free solids through a liquid
5. Influence of wind and capillarity on waves in water supposed frictionless
6. Ripples and waves
7. On the forces experienced by solids immersed in a moving liquid
8. On attractions and repulsions due to vibration
9. On the motion of rigid solids in a liquid circulating irrotationally through perforations in them or in a fixed solid
10. Vortex statics
11. On the precessional motion of a liquid
12. Floating magnets
13. On gravitational oscillations of rotating water
14. On the formation of coreless vortices by the motion of a solid through an inviscid incompressible fluid
15. Vibrations of a columnar vortex
16. On the stability of steady and of periodic fluid motion
17. On a disturbing infinity in Lord Rayleigh's solution for waves in a plane vortex stratum
18. On the average pressure due to impulse of vortexrings on a solid
19. On the figures of equilibrium of a rotating mass of fluid
20. On the motion of a liquid within an ellipsoidal hollow
21. On the stability and small oscillation of a perfect liquid full of nearly straight coreless vortices
22. Towards the efficiency of sails, windmills, screwpropellers in water and air, and aeroplanes
23. On the resistance of a fluid to a plane kept moving uniformly in a direction inclined to it at a small angle
24. On the motion of a heterogeneous liquid, commencing from rest with a given motion of its boundary
25. On the doctrine of discontinuity of fluid motion, in connection with the resistance against a solid moving through a fluid
Theory of the Tides:
26. On an alleged error in Laplace's Theory of the Tides
27. Note on the 'Oscillations of the First Species' in Laplace's Theory of the Tides
28. General integration of Laplace's differential equation of the tides
Waves on Water:
29. On stationary waves in flowing water
30. On the waves produced by a single impulse in water of any depth, or in a dispersive medium
31. On the front and rear of a free procession of waves in deep water
32. On ship waves
33. On the propagation of laminar motion through a turbulently moving inviscid liquid
34. Rectilineal motion of viscous fluid between two parallel planes
35. On deepwater twodimensional waves produced by any given initiating disturbance
36. On the front and rear of a free procession of waves in deep water
37. Deep water shipwaves
38. Deep sea shipwaves
39. Initiation of deepsea waves of three classes. 1. from a single displacement, 2. from a group of equal and similar displacements, 3. by a periodically varying surfacepressure
40. Physical explanation of the mackerel sky
General Dynamics:
41. On some kinematical and dynamical theorems
42. On a new form of centrifugal governor
43. On a new astronomical clock, and a pendulum governor for uniform motion
44. On the perturbation of the compass produced by the rolling of the ship
45. On a new form of astronomical clock with free pendulum and independently governed uniform motion for escapementwheel
46. Elasticity viewed as possibly a mode of motion
47. Steps towards a kinetic theory of matter
48. On a gyrostatic working model of the magnetic compass
49. Gyrostatic experiments
50. On some test cases for the MaxwellBoltzmann doctrine regarding distribution of energy
51. On a decisive testcase disproving the MaxwellBoltzmann doctrine distribution of kinetic energy
52. On periodic motion of a finite conservative system
53. On a theorem in plane kinetic trigonometry suggested by Gauss's theorem of curvatura integra
54. On the stability of periodic motion
55. On graphic solution of dynamical problems
56. Reduction of every problem of two freedoms in conservative dynamics to the drawing of geodetic lines on a surface of giv
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org
Register Sign in» Proceed