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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 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/36507
Thomson, William, Baron Kelvin (1824-1907), mathematician and physicist

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Making a Cambridge wrangler | The mathematical theory of electricity | The Glasgow chair and the motive power of heat | The science of energy | Towards a system of electrical standards | Submarine telegraphy | The instruments of navigation | Politics and peerage

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