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Some applications of dynamical principles to physical phenomena. with other offprints

Thomson, J. J.

Published by London, 1887
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From J. J. Thomson's Library [Thomson, Joseph John (1856-1940)] Volume of 11 offprints from Thomson's library. 4to. V.p., 1877-88. Various sizes (the largest measuring 297 x 225 mm.). Bound for Thomson in buckram (worn, a little shaken), with the title "Miscellaneous papers" on the spine; front wrappers of several offprints bound in. The volume includes Presentation Copies to Thomson of two offprints (see nos. 1 and 6 below), as well as a paper by Thomson (no. 11). Very good set. First Separate Editions. Contains the following papers: 1. Chree, Charles (1860-1928). The equations of an isotropic elastic solid in polar and cylindrical co-ordinants, their solution and application. Offprint from Cambridge Phil. Trans 14, part 3 [1887]. [249]-369pp. Presentation Copy, inscribed "With the author's compliments" on the front wrapper. 2. De la Rive, Lucien. Sur la composition des sensations et la formation de la notion d'espace. Offprint from Memoires de la Societe de Physique et d'Histoire Naturelle de Geneve 30, no. 4. Geneva: C. Schuchardt, 1888. 99pp. 3. Ramsay, William (1852-1916) & Young, Sydney (1857-1937). On evaporation and dissociation. Part V: A study of the thermal properties of methyl-alcohol. Offprint from Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. 178A (1887). London: Tr bner & Co., 1887. 313-334pp. 5 plates. Front wrapper present. With no. 4 below, a portion of Ramsay and Young's "exhaustive series of researches concerning the vapor pressures of liquids," by which they "clarif[ied] the vexed question of whether Kopp's qualitative laws held at all pressures" (DSB). 4. ------. On evaporation and dissociation. Part III: A study of the thermal properties of ethyl oxide. Offprint from Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. 178A (1887). London: Tr bner & Co., 1887. 57-93pp. 5 plates. Front wrapper present. 5. Tomlinson, Herbert. The influence of stress and strain on the physical properties of matter. Part I: Elasticity (continued). The effect of magnetisation on the elasticity and the internal friction of metals. Offprint from Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. 179 (1888). London: Tr bner & Co., 1888. 26pp. Front wrapper present. 6. Darwin, George H. (1845-1912). On figures of equilibrium of rotating masses of fluid. Offprint from Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. 178A (1887). London: Trubner & Co., 1887. 379-428pp. 2 plates. Presentation Copy, inscribed "J. J. Thomson from GHD" on the front wrapper. Darwin, son of Charles Darwin, is best remembered for his "pioneering work in the application of detailed dynamical analysis to cosmological and geological problems" (DSB). Darwin had a long-standing association with Thomson-both were fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge; Darwin was one of the judges of Thomson's 1882 Adams Prize essay; and he campaigned successfully for Thomson's election to the Cavendish Professorship of Experimental Physics in 1884. 7. Ewing, James Alfred (1855-1935). Magnetic qualities of nickel (supplementary paper). Offprint from Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. 179 (1888). London: Tr bner & Co., 1888. 333-337pp. Plate. Front wrapper present. 8. ------ & Cowan, G. C. Magnetic qualities of nickel. Offprint from Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. 179 (1888). London: Trubner & Co., 1888. 325-332pp. 2 plates. Front wrapper present. 9. Adams, William Grylls (1836-1915) & Day, R. E. The action of light on selenium. Offprint from Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. 167 (1877). London: Trubner & Co., 1887. 313-349pp. 10. Lindemann, Ferdinand (1852-1939). uber Molekularphysik. Versuch einer einheitlichen dynamischen Behandlung der physikalischen und chemischen Krafte. Offprint from Schriften der phys.-okon. Gesell. zu Konigsberg 29. Berlin & Konigsberg: Friedlander & Koch, [1888]. 51pp. Front wrapper present. 11. Thomson, J. J. Some applications of dynamical principles to physical phenomena. Part II. Offprint from Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. 178A (1887). London: Trubner & Co., 1887. 471-526pp. Front wrapper present. One of a series of works in which Thomson elaborated on his idea that the potential energy of a given system might be replaced by the kinetic energy of imaginary masses connected to it. "This notion, which anticipated the better-known scheme of Heinrich Hertz, could be made analytic by employing a form of Lagrange's equations worked out by Routh. . . . In a series of papers [including this one] . . . Thomson illustrated how to guess at a term in the Lagrangian from a consideration of known phenomena and how, from the term once admitted, to deduce the existence and magnitudes of other effects" (DSB). Bookseller Inventory # 31539

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