References for William Thomson

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  1. J Z Buchwald, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
    http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-2830904307.html
  2. Biography in Encyclopaedia Britannica.
    http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9106465/William-Thomson-Baron-Kelvin

Books:

  1. A D D Craik, Mr Hopkins' Men: Cambridge Reform and British Mathematics in the 19th Century (Cambridge 2007)
  2. E T King, Lord Kelvin's Early Home (1909).
  3. D Murray, Lord Kelvin as Professor in the Old College Glasgow (Glasgow, 1924).
  4. A Russell, Lord Kelvin, his life and work (London, 1939).
  5. H I Sharlin and T Sharlin, Lord Kelvin: The Dynamic Victorian (1979).
  6. C Smith and M N Wise, Energy and Empire: A Biographical Study of Lord Kelvin (1989).
  7. S P Thomson, The Life of Lord Kelvin (London, 1976).
  8. D B Wilson, Kelvin and Stokes: A Comparative Study in Victorian Physics (1987).
  9. A P Young, Lord Kelvin, Physicist, Mathematician, Engineer (London, 1945).

Articles:

  1. A D D Craik, The Popular lectures and addresses of William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of Largs (1824-1907) . BSHM Bulletin: J. Brit. Soc. Hist. Math. 27: 1 (2012), 50-55.
  2. A D D Craik, Lord Kelvin on fluid mechanics . Eur. Phys. J.: H 37: 1 (2012)
  3. A D D Craik, Educating William: Belfast, Glasgow and Cambridge. In Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy, eds. R Flood, M McCartney, A Whitaker. (Oxford 2008).
  4. P M C Dias, William Thomson and the heritage of caloric, Ann. of Sci. 53 (5) (1996), 511-520.
  5. D Gooding, A convergence of opinion on the divergence of lines : Faraday and Thomson's discussion of diamagnetism, Notes and Records Roy. Soc. London 36 (2) (1981/82), 243-259.
  6. D Gooding, Faraday, Thomson, and the concept of the magnetic field, British J. Hist. Sci. 13 (44) (1980), 91-120.
  7. B R Gossick, Heaviside and Kelvin : a study in contrasts, Ann. of Sci. 33 (3) (1976), 275-287.
  8. F A J L James, The conservation of energy, theories of absorption and resonating molecules, 1851-1854 : G G Stokes, A J Angstrom and W Thomson, Notes and Records Roy. Soc. London 38 (1) (1983), 79-107.
  9. O Knudsen, Mathematics and physical reality in William Thomson's electromagnetic theory, in Wranglers and physicists (Manchester, 1985), 149-179.
  10. D F Moyer, Continuum mechanics and field theory : Thomson and Maxwell, Studies in Hist. and Philos. Sci. 9 (1) (1978), 35-50.
  11. E Procházková, William Thomson and the theory of the Faraday model of the electromagnetic field (Czech), DVT - Dejiny Veda Techniky 8 (1975), 22-29.
  12. W Schreier, William Thomson - Lord Kelvin of Largs : ein Physiker im Spannungsfeld zwischen Grundlagen - und Industrieforschung im Kapitalismus des 19. Jahrhunderts, NTM Schr. Geschichte Naturwiss. Tech. Medizin 12 (2) (1975), 108-114.
  13. H I Sharlin, William Thomson's dynamical theory : an insight into a scientist's thinking, Ann. of Sci. 32 (1975), 133-147.
  14. C Smith, Engineering the universe : William Thomson and Fleeming Jenkin on the nature of matter, Ann. of Sci. 37 (4) (1980), 387-412.
  15. C Smith, Natural philosophy and thermodynamics : William Thomson and 'The dynamical theory of heat', British J. Hist. Sci. 9 (33) (3) (1976), 293-319.
  16. C Watson, William Thomson, Lord Kelvin (1824-1907), in Some nineteenth century British scientists (Oxford, 1969), 96-153.
  17. M N Wise, The flow analogy to electricity and magnetism. I : William Thomson's reformulation of action at a distance, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 25 (1) (1981), 19-70.

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