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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: 9781108002653
- length: 396 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 22 x 140 mm
- weight: 0.5kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. On the change of refrangibility of light
2. On the optical properties of a recently discovered salt of quinine
3. On the change of refrangibility of light and the exhibition thereby of the chemical rays
4. On the cause of occurrence of abnormal figures in photographic impressions of polarised rings
5. On the metallic reflexion exhibited by certain non-metallic substances
6. Extracts from letter to Dr W. Haidinger: on the direction of the vibrations in polarised light: on shadow patterns and the chromatic aberration of the eye: on Haidinger's brushes
7. On the theory of electric telegraph
8. On the achromatism of a double object-glass
9. Remarks on Prof. Challis' paper, entitled 'A theory of the composition of Colours, etc.'
10. Supplement to the 'Account of pendulum experiments undertaken in the Harton Colliery…'
11. On the polarisation of diffracted light
12. On the discontinuity of arbitrary constants which appear in divergent developments
13. On the effect of wind on the intensity of sound
14. On the existence of a second crystallisable fluorescent substance (paviin) in the bark of the horse-chestnut
15. On the bearing of the phenomena of diffraction on the direction of the vibrations of polarised light
16. Note on paviin
17. On the colouring matters of madder
18. Extracts relating to the early history of spectrum analysis
19. Note on internal radiation
20. On the intensity of the light reflected from or transmitted through a pile of plates
21. Report on double refraction
22. On the long spectrum of electric light
23. On the change of form assumed by wrought iron and other metals when heated and then cooled by partial immersion in water
24. On the supposed identity of biliverdin with chlorophyll, with remarks on the constitution of chlorophyll
25. On the discrimination of organic bodies by their optical properties
26. On the application of the optical properties of bodies of detection and discrimination of organic substances
27. On the reduction and oxidation of the colouring matter of the blood
28. On a property of curves
29. On the internal distribution of matter which shall produce a given potential at the surface of a gravitating mass
30. Supplement to a paper on the discontinuity of arbitrary constants which appear in divergent developments
31. On the communication of vibration from a vibrating body to a surrounding gas
32. Account of observations of the total eclipse of the sun…
33. On a certain reaction of quinine
34. Explanation of a dynamical paradox
35. On the law of extraordinary refraction in Iceland Spar
36. Sur l'emploi du prisme dans la vérification de la loi de la double réfraction
37. Notice of the researches of the late Rev. W. Vernon Harcourt on the conditions of transparency in glass and the connexion between the chemical constitution and optical properties of different glasses
38. On the principles of the chemical correction of object-glasses
39. On the improvement of the spectroscope
40. On the construction of a perfectly achromatic telescope
41. On the optical properties of a titano-silicic glass
42. On a phenomenon of metallic reflection
43. Preliminary note on the compound nature of the line-spectra of elementary bodies
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