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Heat Considered as a Mode of Motion
Being a Course of Twelve Lectures Delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in the Season of 1862


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences

  • Date Published: February 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108068901

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  • Professor of natural philosophy at the Royal Institution between 1853 and 1887, the physicist and mountaineer John Tyndall (1820–93) passionately sought to share scientific understanding with the Victorian public. A lucid and highly regarded communicator, he lectured on such topics as heat, light, magnetism and electricity. In this collection of twelve lectures, first published in 1863, Tyndall discusses the general properties of heat and its associated physical processes, such as convection, conduction and radiation. He presents concepts so that they are intelligible to non-specialists, and helpful illustrations of laboratory equipment accompany his descriptions of experiments and phenomena. Throughout, he explains the research and discoveries of renowned scientists, including Sir Humphry Davy, Julius von Mayer, James Prescott Joule, and Hermann von Helmholtz. Several of Tyndall's other publications, from his lectures on sound to his exploration of alpine glaciers, are also reissued in this series.

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    • Date Published: February 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108068901
    • length: 494 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.62kg
    • contains: 101 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The nature of heat
    3. Expansion of bodies by heat
    4. Vibrations and tones produced by the contact of bodies of different temperatures
    5. Application of the dynamical theory
    6. Convection in air
    7. The conduction of heat a transmission of molecular motion
    8. Radiant heat
    9. The intensity of radiant heat
    10. Absorption of heat by gases and vapours
    11. Action of odorous substances on radiant heat
    12. Dew

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