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The Correspondence between Sir George Gabriel Stokes and Sir William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of Largs

The Correspondence between Sir George Gabriel Stokes and Sir William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of Largs
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  • Date Published: September 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781107422308

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  • G. G. Stokes and Lord Kelvin helped bring about conceptual and institutional changes that transformed the science of physics. Indeed, they and their Victorian colleagues constituted one of the most significant groups of scientists in the whole history of science. This collection of letters was first published in 1990, and provides, therefore, invaluable insight and information for a period of major historical importance. Stokes and Kelvin corresponded for over 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. They illuminate the histories of Cambridge and Glasgow Universities and the Royal Society of London, for example, as well as developments in electromagnetism, hydrodynamics, elasticity, optics, and X-rays. The editor's introduction describes the context of the pair's careers, while guiding the reader into their correspondence.

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    • Date Published: September 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781107422308
    • length: 852 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 171 x 45 mm
    • weight: 1.37kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I: Preface
    Explanatory notes
    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.

  • Author

    William Thomson

    George Gabriel Stokes


    David B. Wilson

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