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The Scientific Papers of James Prescott Joule

The Scientific Papers of James Prescott Joule
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William Scoresby, Sir Lyon Playfair, Sir William Thomson
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  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108028844

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  • Sir James Prescott Joule (1818–1889) became one of the most significant physicists of the nineteenth century, although his original interest in science was as a hobby and for practical business purposes. The son of a brewer, he began studying heat while investigating how to increase the efficiency of electric motors. His discovery of the relationship between heat and energy contributed to the discovery of the conservation of energy and the first law of thermodynamics. Volume 1 of Joule's scientific papers was published in 1884. It is organised chronologically and reveals the range of Joule's interests and the development of his thought. Volume 2, published in 1887, contains papers which he co-authored with other noted physicists including Scoresby, Playfair and William Thomson, later Lord Kelvin. Joule's work, both individual and collaborative, was fundamental to the development of significant areas of twentieth-century physics.

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108028844
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 67 mm
    • weight: 1.84kg
    • contains: 119 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Description of an electro-magnetic engine
    Description of an electro-magnetic engine, with experiments
    On the use of electro-magnets made of iron wire for the electro-magnetic engine
    Investigations in magnetism and electro-magnetism
    Investigations in magnetism and electro-magnetism
    Description of an electro-magnetic engine
    On electro-magnetic forces
    On electro-magnetic forces
    On electro-magnetic forces
    Description of a new electro-magnet
    On a new class of magnetic forces
    On voltaic apparatus
    On the production of heat by voltaic electricity
    On the heat evolved by metallic conductors of electricity, and in the cells of a battery during electrolysis
    On the electric origin of the heat of combustion
    On the electrical origin of chemical heat
    On Sir G. C. Haughton's experiments
    On the heat evolved during the electrolysis of water
    On the calorific effects of magneto-electricity, and on the mechanical value of heat
    On the intermittent character of the voltaic current in certain cases of electrolysis
    and on the intensities of various voltaic arrangements
    On the changes of temperature produced by the rarefaction and condensation of air
    On specific heat
    On a new method for ascertaining the specific heat of bodies
    Note on the employment of electrical currents for ascertaining the specific heat of bodies
    On the mechanical equivalent of heat
    On the existence of an equivalent relation between heat and the ordinary forms of mechanical power
    On the heat disengaged in chemical combinations
    On the effects of magnetism upon the dimensions of iron and steel bars
    On matter, living force, and heat
    On the mechanical equivalent of heat, as determined from the heat evolved by the function of fluids
    On the theoretical velocity of sound
    Expériences sur l'identité entre le calorique et la force méchanique. Détermination de l'équivalent par la chaleur dégagée pendant la friction du mercure
    On shooting-stars
    On the mechanical equivalent of heat, and on the constitution of elastic fluids
    Some remarks on heat and the constitution of elastic fluids
    On the mechanical equivalent of heat
    On a remarkable appearance of lightning
    On some amalgams
    On the air-engine
    Account of experiments with a powerful electro-magnet
    On the economical production of mechanical effect from chemical forces
    An account of some experiments with a large electro-magnet
    Introductory research on the induction of magnetism by electric currents
    On the fusion of metals by voltaic electricity
    Note on Dalton's determination of the expansion of air by heat
    On the utilization of the sewage of London and other large towns
    Notice of experiments on the heat developed by friction in air
    On the intensity of light during the recent solar eclipse
    On an improved galvanometer
    On the thermo-electricity of ferruginous metals, and on the thermal effects of stretching solid bodies
    On the thermal effects of longitudinal compression of solids, with an investigation on the alterations of temperature accompanying changes of pressure in fluids
    On some thermo-dynamic properties of solids
    On the thermal effects of compressing fluids
    On a method of testing the strength of steam-boilers
    Experiments on the total heat of steam
    Experiments on the passage of air through pipes and apertures in thin plates
    On some amalgams
    On the probable cause of electric storms
    On the surface-condensation of steam
    Notice of a compressing air-pump
    Note on a mirage at Douglas
    On a sensitive barometer
    On a sensitive thermometer
    Note on the meteor of February 6th, 1818
    On a method of hardening steel wires for magnetic needles
    On an instrument for showing rapid changes in magnetic declination
    Determination of the dynamical equivalent of heat from the thermal effects of electric currents
    Observations on the alteration of the freezing-point in thermometers
    On a new

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    William Scoresby, Sir Lyon Playfair, Sir William Thomson

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