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Educating William: Belfast, Glasgow, and Cambridge

Alex D. D. Craik

in Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy

Published in print April 2008 | ISBN: 9780199231256
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191710803 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231256.003.0002
 Educating William: Belfast, Glasgow, and Cambridge

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This chapter discusses the early education of William Thomson. It covers the influence of his father James Thomson in his education, his experiences at Glasgow College, at Cambridge University, and preparation for the Glasgow chair.

Keywords: William Thomson; James Thomson; Glasgow College; Cambridge University; Glasgow chair

Chapter.  8998 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Mathematics

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