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Mathematical and Physical Papers

Mathematical and Physical Papers

Volume 5. Thermodynamics, Cosmical and Geological Physics, Molecular and Crystalline Theory, Electrodynamics

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  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108029025

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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 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 5, published in 1911, includes articles from the period 1847–1908. Topics covered include thermodynamic and electrodynamic research, as well as some works on issues of geological physics such as the possible age of the sun's heat.

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108029025
    • length: 624 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 35 mm
    • weight: 0.78kg
    • contains: 54 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I
    96. On the origin and transformations of motive power
    97. On the discovery of the true form of Carnot's function
    98. Discussion of J. P. Joule's paper on 'A Surface Condenser'
    99. Remarks on the interior melting of ice
    100. On the stratification of vesicular ice by pressure
    101. On the thermal effect of drawing out a film of liquid
    102. On the importance of making observations on thermal radiation during the coming eclipse of the sun
    103. On the convective equilibrium of temperature in the atmosphere
    104. On the protection of vegetation from destructive cold every night
    105. On the dynamical theory of heat [thermal dissipation of energy of vibration of solids]
    106. On the dissipation of energy
    107 Dr. Balfour Stewart's meteorological blockade
    108. On the ultramundane corpuscles of Le Sage
    109. On steam-pressure thermometers of sulphurous acid, water, and mercury
    110. On a sulphurous acid crysophorus
    111. On a realised sulphurous acid steam-pressure thermometer, and on a sulphurous acid steam-pressure differential thermometer
    also a note on steam-pressure thermometers
    112. On a differential thermoscope founded on change of viscosity of water with change of temperature
    113. On a thermomagnetic thermoscope
    114. On a constant pressure gas thermometer
    115. On the elimination of air from water
    116. On a method of determining the critical temperature for any liquid and its vapour without mechanism
    117. On the sources of energy in nature available to man for the production of mechanical effect
    118. Accélération thermodynamique du mouvement de rotation de la terre
    119. On the efficiency of clothing for maintaining temperature
    120. On osmotic pressure against an ideal semi-permeable membrane
    121. On a differential method for measuring differences of vapour pressures of liquids at one temperature and at different temperatures
    122. Animal thermostat
    123. The power required for the thermodynamic heating of buildings
    Cosmical and Geological Physics
    part of the universe
    159. On Homer Lane's problem of a spherical gaseous nebula
    160. On the formation of concrete matter from atomic origins
    161. The problem of a spherical gaseous nebula
    Molecular and Crystalline Theory.

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    William Thomson


    Joseph Larmor

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