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The Scientific Papers of the Honourable Henry Cavendish, F. R. S.

The Scientific Papers of the Honourable Henry Cavendish, F. R. S.
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Sir Joseph Larmor, James Clerk Maxwell, Thomas Young, Sir Archibald Geikie, Sir Frank W. Dyson, Charles Chree
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  • Date Published: February 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108018234

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About the Authors
  • Henry Cavendish (1731–1810) was an English scientist whose published work was mostly concerned with electricity. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1760. Cavendish was a prolific scientific investigator, performing experiments on not only electricity but also magnetism, thermometry, gases, heat potential and the chemical composition of water. Although he published some of his research, including his discovery of hydrogen, the majority of his work remained unpublished until 1879, when James Clerk Maxwell published a collection of Cavendish's electrical experiments. These papers showed that Cavendish had discovered many important electrical concepts which had since been credited to other researchers, including the concept of electric potential. First published in 1921, these volumes are a collection of Cavendish's results from his many experiments. They include published and unpublished papers on electrical, chemical, magnetic and thermometry experiments.

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    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108018234
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 60 mm
    • weight: 1.54kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface Sir Joseph Larmor
    First published paper on electricity, 1771
    Preliminary propositions
    Thoughts concerning electricity
    Account of the experiments
    Second published paper on electricity, 1776
    Experiments in 1771
    Experiments in 1772
    Experiments in 1773
    Experiments with the artificial torpedo
    Resistance to electricity
    Results of comparisons of charges
    Results on resistance
    Notes by the editor, 1879 James Clerk Maxwell
    Life of Cavendish Thomas Young
    Index to Cavendish Manuscripts. Volume 2: Introduction
    Reprint of papers communicated by Cavendish to the Royal Society and published in the Philosophical Transactions
    Unpublished papers from the original manuscripts in the possession of the Duke of Devonshire, K. G., LL. D., F. R. S.
    Cavendish's mathematical and dynamical manuscripts Sir Joseph Larmor
    Cavendish as a geologist Sir Archibald Geikie
    Cavendish's astronomical manuscripts Sir Frank W. Dyson
    Cavendish's magnetic work Charles Chree

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    Henry Cavendish


    James Clerk Maxwell

    Sir Edward Thorpe

    Sir Joseph Larmor


    Sir Joseph Larmor, James Clerk Maxwell, Thomas Young, Sir Archibald Geikie, Sir Frank W. Dyson, Charles Chree

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