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Thomson, William, Baron Kelvin (1824–1907), mathematician and physicist

Crosbie Smith

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/36507

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Thomson, William, Baron Kelvin (1824–1907), mathematician and physicist, was born on 26 June 1824 at College Square, Belfast, second son among seven children of James Thomson (1786–1849), professor of mathematics in the collegiate department of the Belfast Academical Institution, and his wife, Margaret Gardner (...

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Subjects: Mathematics ; Physics

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