The Correspondence between Sir George Gabriel Stokes and Sir William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of Largs (2 Part Set)

The Correspondence between Sir George Gabriel Stokes and Sir William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of Largs (2 Part Set)

by William Thomson, George Gabriel Stokes
     
 

ISBN-10: 1107422302

ISBN-13: 9781107422308

Pub. Date: 09/30/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This collection of the correspondence between G.G. Stokes and Lord Kelvin provides invaluable insight and information on a period of major historical importance. Stokes and Kelvin helped to bring about conceptual and institutional changes that transformed the science of physics. They and their Victorian colleagues constituted one of the most significant groups of…  See more details below

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This collection of the correspondence between G.G. Stokes and Lord Kelvin provides invaluable insight and information on a period of major historical importance. Stokes and Kelvin helped to bring about conceptual and institutional changes that transformed the science of physics. They and their Victorian colleagues constituted one of the most significant groups of scientists in the history of science. Stokes and Kelvin corresponded for more than fifty years as professors in Cambridge and Glasgow respectively, thus amassing what is easily the largest extant correspondence between two Victorian physicists. The letters range widely over the people, ideas, and institutions of the age, illuminating the histories of Cambridge and Glasgow Universities and the Royal Society of London, as well as developments in electromagnetism, hydrodynamics, elasticity, optics, and X-rays. This collection is well indexed and fully annotated. It will serve as a primary resource for historians, physicists, and researchers in nineteenth century British science and the history of physics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107422308
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2011
Pages:
852
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 1.77(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Preface; Explanatory notes; Introduction; List of letters; The correspondence (1846–1969); Part II: Explanatory notes; The correspondence (1870–1901); Index of publications by Stokes and Kelvin; Index of names and subjects.

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