Sir George Stokes (1819–1903) established the science of hydrodynamics with his law of viscosity describing the velocity of a small sphere through a viscous fluid. He published no books, but was a prolific lecturer and writer of papers for the Royal Society, the British Association for the Advancement of Science, the Victoria Institute and other mathematical and scientific institutions. These collected papers (issued between 1880 and 1905) are therefore the only readily available record of the work of an outstanding and influential mathematician, who was Lucasian Professor of Mathematics in Cambridge for over fifty years, Master of Pembroke College, President of the Royal Society (1885–1890), Associate Secretary of the Royal Commission on the University of Cambridge and a Member of Parliament for the University.
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- Date Published: July 2009
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108002646
- length: 432 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 24 mm
- weight: 0.54kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. On the effect of the internal friction of fluids on the motion of pendulums
2. An examination of the possible effect of the radiation of the heat on the propagation of sound
3. On the colours of thick plates
4. On a new elliptic analyser
5. On the conduction of heat in crystals
6. On the total intensity of interfering light
7. On the composition and resolution of streams of polarised light from different sources
8. Abstract of a paper 'On the change of refrangibility of light'
9. On the change of refrangibility of light
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