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Mathematical and Physical Papers

Volume 6. Voltaic Theory, Radioactivity, Electrions, Navigation and Tides, Miscellaneous

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  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108029032

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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 6, published in 1911, includes articles from the period 1867–1907. The chapters in the first part of the work focus on voltaic theory and radioactivity, while later ones examine navigation and tides.

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108029032
    • length: 402 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.51kg
    • contains: 67 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Voltaic Theory, Radioactivity, Electrions:
    234. On Volta-convection by flame
    235. Electrification of air by flame
    236. On the velocity of Crookes' cathode stream
    237. On the electrification of air
    238. Preliminary experiments to find if subtraction of water from air electrifies it
    239. Electrification of air and other gases by bubbling through water and other liquids
    240. On the diselectrification of air
    241. On the electrification of air
    242. On the electrification and diselectrification of air and other gases
    243. On the generation of longitudinal waves in ether
    244. On Lippmann's colour photography with obliquely incident light
    245. On measurements of electric currents through air at different densities down to one five-millionth of the density of ordinary air
    246. On the communication of electricity from electrified steam to air
    247. Experiments on the electrical phenomena produced in gases by Röntgen rays, by ultra-violet light, and by uranium
    248. Continuation of experiments on electric properties of uranium
    249. On electrical properties of fumes proceeding from flames and burning charcoal
    250. Contact electricity of metals
    251. Note to 'The electrification of air by uranium and its compounds'
    252. Electrification of air, of vapour of water, and of other gases
    253. Leakage from electrified metal plates and points placed above and below uninsulated flames
    254. Nineteenth century clouds over the dynamical theory of heat and light
    255. On the motion produced in an infinite elastic solid by the motion through the space occupied by it of a body acting on it only by attraction or repulsion
    256. On the duties of ether for electricity and magnetism
    257. Aepinus atomized
    258. Becquerel rays and radioactivity
    259. Contribution to B.A. discussion on the nature of the emanations from radium
    260. On the destruction of cambric by radium emanations
    261. Electrical insulation in 'vacuum'
    262. Plan of a combination of atoms having the properties of polonium or radium
    263. On the statistical kinetic equilibrium of ether in ponderable matter at any temperature
    264. Plan of an atom to be capable of storing an electrion with enormous energy for radioactivity
    265. An attempt to explain the radioactivity of radium
    266. On the motions of ether produced by collisions of atoms or molecules, containing or not containing electrions
    Navigations and Tides:
    267. On the determination of a ship's place from observations of altitude
    268. Amended rule for working out Sumner's method of finding a ship's place
    269. On a septum permeable to water and impermeable to air, with practical applications to a navigational depth-gauge
    270. On the new navigational sounding machine and depth-gauge
    271. The tide gauge, tidal harmonic analyser, and tide predicter
    272. Archibald Smith, and the magnetism of ships
    273. H. C. Fleeming Jenkin
    274. The scientific work of Sir George Stokes [Obituary notice]
    275. James Watt
    276. Peter Guthrie Tait
    277. Address as Chancellor at Glasgow

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    William Thomson


    Joseph Larmor

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