Reference Entry

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:


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

Reference Entry.  7330 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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