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The Life of Sir J. J. Thomson

The Life of Sir J. J. Thomson
Sometime Master of Trinity College, Cambridge


  • Date Published: January 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107655423

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  • Originally published in 1942, this book provides a well-researched biography of the British physicist Sir Joseph John Thomson. Thomson's revolutionary discoveries relating to atomic structure are covered in detail, together with the scientific climate of the time and other non-scientific aspects of his life. The text contains numerous excerpts from Thomson's writings, including his letters, together with a variety of photographic figures. Produced shortly after his death in 1940 and written on the advice of his family, this book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Thomson's life and achievements.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107655423
    • length: 324 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Early years. Life previous to appointment as Cavendish Professor
    2. Early days of the Cavendish Professorship
    3. Great days at the Cavendish Laboratory. X-rays and gaseous ions
    4. Great days at the Cavendish Laboratory (continued). Cathode rays and corpuscles
    5. Cloudy condensation and the charge carried by electrons
    6. More about ions and electrons
    7. In the early days of the twentieth century
    8. Nobel prizeman. British Association at Winnipeg
    9. Positive rays
    10. In war time
    11. President of the Royal Society
    12. Appointment as Master of Trinity
    13. The earlier post-war years
    14. Views on education
    15. Mastership of Trinity (continued)
    16. The closing years
    Appendix I. List of distinctions
    Appendix II. Supplement to bibliography

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    Lord Rayleigh

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