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Strutt, John William, Baron Rayleigh. Historial introduction by Robert Bruce Lindsay

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Item Description: Dover, New York, 1945. Cloth. Book Condition: Good (no DJ). First American edition. Two volumes bound as one. 8vo, 480 + 504 pp. Spine cocked, head of spine bumped with resulting small tears, stain to fore-edge, page edges tanned, previous owner name. Bookseller Inventory # 10267

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Rayleigh, Baron [ Strutt, John William ]

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Item Description: Dover Publications, Inc, New York, 1945. Cloth. Book Condition: 4. Dust Jacket Condition: 2. First American Edition. Near Fine in Fair jacket 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. xxxv, [1], 504 pages. Original blue cloth. 5.75 x 8.25 inches. Dust jacket is chipped on the spine panel and lightly faded. Separations beginning at flap folds. Wear at the corners. Two volumes printed in 1, containing the same information as the 1929 reissue, with the addition of a historical introduction by Robert B. Lindsay. A nice copy in the original dj. Book. Bookseller Inventory # JK1322216

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The Theory of Sound (2 Volumes Bound: Strutt, John William

Strutt, John William (Baron Rayleigh)

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Item Description: Dover Publications, New York, 1945. Original Black Cloth Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition Thus. 1945. First American edition thus (2 volumes in 1). This is a reprint of the second, revised and enlarged edition of 1894, the first editions having appeared in 1877 and 1878. It includes a historical introduction by Robert Bruce Lindsay. John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, OM, PC, PRS (1842-1919) was a physicist who, with William Ramsay, discovered argon, an achievement for which he earned the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1904. He also discovered the phenomenon now called Rayleigh scattering, which can be used to explain why the sky is blue, and predicted the existence of the surface waves now known as Rayleigh waves. His 'The Theory of Sound', is still referred to by acoustic engineers today. The book is bound in the original black cloth covered boards with gold titling on the spine. The case of the book is in very good condition with some shelf wear on the boards and light bumping to the spine ends. There is a tear of about 3/8" to the cloth in the middle of the top of the spine. The contents are tight and clean with some browning to the endpapers. The edges of the pages are also slightly age browned. The front fixed endpaper has been signed and dated by Edwin T. Jaynes (1922-1998), who was the Wayman Crow Distinguished Professor of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis and wrote extensively on statistical mechanics and on foundations of probability and statistical inference. There is also a stamp indicating that the book came from his estate. PLEASE NOTE: Heavyish book so a little extra may be needed for shipping to non-UK customers. Size: 8.6'' Tall. Bookseller Inventory # HistoryofSci216

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STRUTT, John William, Third Baron Rayleigh (1842-1919)] LINDSAY, Robert Bruce.

Published by Pergamon Press, (1970)., Oxford, et al.: (1970)

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Item Description: Pergamon Press, (1970)., Oxford, et al.:, 1970. FIRST EDITION. Series: Selected Readings in Physics. Men of Physics. 8vo. viii, 251 pp. Index. Pictorial cloth; a bit rubbed. Former library copy with the usual markings and defects, including spine number and rear pocket removal. Good. Scarce. Most of the book consists of reprints of Rayleigh’s most important papers. Bookseller Inventory # Z1657

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STRUTT, John William, Baron Rayleigh.

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Item Description: Dover, New York, 1945. First American Edition. xlii,480;xvi,504pp., frontispiece portrait, index in volume two. Black cloth. Name stamp on pastedown, o/w NEAR FINE, clean and tight copy. Volume two, pp.ix & x have printed in reverse order, as noted in errata slip. *** Based on the revised and enlarged second edition of 1894. This printing contains for the first time an historical introduction by Robert Bruce Lindsay. Bookseller Inventory # 002373

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Strutt, John William, Baron (Lord) Rayleigh

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Item Description: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1930. Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. Photo Frontispiece (illustrator). First Edition. Association copy, presented to Carolyn Grosvenor by Lady Evelyn Rayleigh, Lord Rayleigh's wife, with her signature dated 1931. Bookseller Inventory # 1308032

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John William Strutt Baron Rayleigh

Published by Cambridge University Press (2011)

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Item Description: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1108032206

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Strutt, John William (Baron Rayleigh).

Published by Cambridge Univ. Press., Cambridge. (1899)

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Item Description: Cambridge Univ. Press., Cambridge., 1899. Hardcover. 1st edition. Bumped corners and modest edgewear. Maroon cloth with gilt tiles. xv, 562pp. Quarto. Booksellers since 1984. Near very good. No names or marking. Bookseller Inventory # 015966

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Strutt, John William (Baron Rayleigh).

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Item Description: Cambridge Univ. Press., Cambridge., 1920. Hardcover. 1st edition. Binding sound and square. xvi, 718pp., indexed. Quarto. Booksellers since 1984. Near fine. Owner name but no other marking. Bookseller Inventory # 026038

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STRUTT, John William, Baron RAYLEIGH.

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Item Description: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1899. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First edition. 562pp. Figures. Endpapers a little browned, ownership signature on free front endpaper. Original cloth in near VG condition. No dust wrapper. Bookseller Inventory # XC533

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STRUTT, John William, Baron RAYLEIGH.

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Item Description: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1900. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First edition. 598pp. Figures. Endpapers browned, with ownership inscription on free front endpaper. Spine faded with one small nick at top. No dust wrapper. Bookseller Inventory # XC534

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STRUTT, John William, Baron RAYLEIGH.

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Item Description: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1902. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First edition. 596pp. Figures. Endpapers browned, with ownership inscription on free front endpaper. Spine faded. No dust wrapper. Bookseller Inventory # XC535

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Strutt, John William (Baron Rayleigh)

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Item Description: Dover Publications, New York, 1945. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st U.S. Edition. Reprint of Second Edition of 1894 (revised and enlarged). With a Historical Introduction by Robert Bruce Lindsay. 2 Volumes in 1 Book. Ex-libris, with previous owner's stamp on titles pages of both volumes and name on fpdep. 480 pages in Volume I, 504 pages in Volume II. Blue cover with gilt titles on spine in good condition. DJ has few chips at spine edge, but otherwise in good condition. Adverts for Selected Dover Books on Science on inside of DJ. Bookseller Inventory # 202013

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John William Strutt Baron Rayleigh

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Item Description: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1108005454

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John William Strutt Baron Rayleigh

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Item Description: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1108005446

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John William Strutt; Baron Rayleigh

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Item Description: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1912. Original Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Volume 5 covering the years 1902-1910. Very good condition. Very clean, bright, tightly bound with fine, unworn edges. Owner's name on frontpaper. No writing or highlighting. xii, 624 pages. In the original red cloth with still bright gilt lettering on the backstrip. 2 corners are lightly bumped. Bookseller Inventory # 8206

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STRUTT, John William, Third Baron Rayleigh (1842-1919) & Mrs. H. SIDGWICK.

Published by Harrison and Sons, 1883., In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the year MDCCCLXXXIII, Vol. 174, Part I, 1883. London: (1883)

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Item Description: Harrison and Sons, 1883., In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the year MDCCCLXXXIII, Vol. 174, Part I, 1883. London:, 1883. 4to. Pages 173-185; 295-322. [Entire volume: iv, [iv], 372 pp.] 1 fig., tables; 6 figs., tables. Blind-stamped maroon cloth, gilt spine; rubbed, spine ends and outer hinge frayed. Ex library white ms. spine numbers, bookplates. Good. FIRST EDITION. Two articles by Lord Rayleigh on resistance among eight articles on the subject from a number of different angles published in a single Part of the Philosophical Transactions. The second paper, which concluded three years work on the problem of the ohm, established the resistance measurement for that unit, and was never superseded by subsequent research. DSB, XIII, pp. 102; Strutt, Life of John William Strutt, pp. 119-120. Bookseller Inventory # S6827

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STRUTT, John William, Third Baron RAYLEIGH (1842-1919).

Published by University Press, 1886-1889., In: Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, Vol. V, October 29, 1883 - May 24, 1886; Vol. VI, October 25, 1886 - Jun (1886)

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Item Description: University Press, 1886-1889., In: Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, Vol. V, October 29, 1883 - May 24, 1886; Vol. VI, October 25, 1886 - Jun, 1886. In: Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, Vol. V, October 29, 1883 - May 24, 1886; Vol. VI, October 25, 1886 - June 3, 1889. Cambridge:: University Press, 1886-1889., 1886. Two volumes in one. 220 x 150 mm. Thick 8vo. Pages 50-52; 133-137. [Entire volume: x, 438; xi, 375 pp.] 1 fig.; 1 fig., 1 table. Quarter navy morocco, morocco corners, marbled boards, raised bands, gilt spine; spine lightly faded. Blind stamp of the Carnegie Institution, Washington. Fine. FIRST EDITIONS. Lord Rayleigh succeeded James Clerk Maxwell as Cavendish professor of experimental physics at Cambridge in December 1879, where he remained until 1884. He placed laboratory instruction in elementary physics on a firm basis. This was a revolutionary accomplishment in England, and the influence of Rayleigh's pioneer efforts was ultimately felt in higher educational institutions throughout the country. A rather elaborate research program was also set up with the help of his assistants Glazebrook and Shaw, both of whom later became scientists of note. This program involved the re-determination of three electrical standards: the ohm, the ampere, and the volt. Work of this sort had already been started by Maxwell for the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Rayleigh's continuation and development demanded the construction of more precise equipment than Maxwell's, as well as meticulous care and patience in its use. When the investigation was completed in 1884, the results stood the test of time remarkably well. The realization of the importance of standards in physical measurements that this work implied undoubtedly influenced Rayleigh favorably toward the establishment of a government standards laboratory in Britain, which eventually (1900) took the form of the National Physical Laboratory at Teddington, Middlesex." DSB. In all, these two volumes contain 11 papers by Rayleigh, Richard Tetley Glazebrook (1854-1935), and William Napier Shaw (1854-1945). DNB, 1912-1921, pp. 514-517; DSB, XIII, p. 102. Bookseller Inventory # S3287

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RAYLEIGH, Lord [STRUTT, John William] (1842-1919):

Published by Cambridge: University Press, 1899. (1899)

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Item Description: Cambridge: University Press, 1899., 1899. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First Edition. xv, 562 pp. Original cloth, large 8vo. Very Good. Reprints 78 papers. The set is complete in six volumes. Lord Rayleigh (John William Strutt): Nobel Prize, Physics, 1904, 'for his investigations of the densities of the most important gases and for his discovery of argon in connection with these studies.'. Bookseller Inventory # D00007

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Rayleigh, Lord [Baron] (John William Strutt)

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Item Description: Cambridge University Press, 1912. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. University library withdrawl in burgundy cloth; blank due sheet testifies to a tight clean unmarked book with crisp bright pages. ; 624 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 26623

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Rayleigh, Lord [Baron] (John William Strutt)

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Item Description: Cambridge University Press, 1912. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. University library withdrawl in burgundy cloth with bright gilt spine titles; blank due sheet testifies to a tight clean unmarked book with crisp bright pages; 718 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 26624

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Rayleigh, Lord (John William Strutt) and William Ramsay

Published by Smithsonian Institution, Washington D. C. (1896)

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Item Description: Smithsonian Institution, Washington D. C., 1896. Wraps. Book Condition: Very Good+. First Edition; First Printing. Line drawings; diagrams; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 43 pages; Oversize paperback in original title lettered wraps. Bright tight and very neat example of Rayleigh and Ramsay's important monograph, the basis, in considerable part, for their being awarded 1904 Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry, respectively. Expected edge toning to covers and mild furring of an unopened edge. Publisher's binding instruction sheet laid in. VG+ . Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 13993

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RAYLEIGH, Lord [John William Strutt] (1842-1919):

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Item Description: New York: Dover, 1964., 1964. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Facsimile Reprint of original six-volume edition, with 16-plate 'Supplement of photographs pertaining to Lord Rayleigh's life and work' compiled by John N. Howard at end of Vols. I-II volume. Original cloth. A Near Fine set, in near fine dust jackets (price-clipped). Lord Rayleigh: Nobel Prize, Physics, 1904, 'for his investigations of the densities of the most important gases and for his discovery of argon in connection with these studies.' 'Lord Rayleigh was justifiably renowned for the breadth, clarity and quality of his work, which has had a continuing impact on many fields of modern science. These six chronologically-arranged volumes collect the scientific papers written during his long and distinguished career from 1869 to 1919. His 446 publications embrace 12 disciplines (as classified by Rayleigh): mathematics, general mechanics, elastic solids, capillarity, hydrodynamics, sound, thermodynamics, dynamical theory of gases, properties of gases, electricity and magnetism, optics and 'miscellaneous topics'. Many constitute significant contributions to more than one of these subjects. Even more astonishing, Rayleigh contributed regularly to advances in all but one of these categories throughout his working life. The single exceptional topic – the properties of gases – spans only Volumes 3–5, but includes the work that earned Rayleigh a Nobel Prize. These collected papers include all Rayleigh's significant publications except his book The Theory of Sound' (Web site of Cambridge University Press, which offers a six-volume paperback reprint set for US$260, ISBN 9781108005418). Bookseller Inventory # 20435

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PERCEPTION OF SOUND: "On the Amplitude of: Rayleigh, Lord [John

Rayleigh, Lord [John William Strutt]

Published by Royal Society of London, London (1877)

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Item Description: Royal Society of London, London, 1877. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. Rayleigh's seminal analysis of the perception of sound. Basis for his famous book on the topic "The Theory of Sound" (1877/1878). ix, v, 569 pp. 8vo. Blue cloth binding with gold embossed titling to spine. Bookseller Inventory # 27435

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STRUTT, John, third Baron Rayleigh (1842-1919) & William RAMSAY (1852-1916).

Published by Smithsonian Institution, 1896., City of Washington: (1896)

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Item Description: Smithsonian Institution, 1896., City of Washington:, 1896. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge. 1033. 4to. (321 x 240 mm) [4], 43 pp. 5 text figs. Original gilt- and blind-stamped green cloth. Bookplate of Andras Gedeon. Fine. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION OF THE DISCOVERY OF ARGON. Argon was the first of the inert gases to be discovered and both Rayleigh and Ramsay claimed to be the first to identify it, eventually agreeing to submit a joint paper. It was largely a result of this work that won Rayleigh the Nobel Prize for Physics and Ramsay the prize for chemistry in 1904. Ramsay later went on to identify and isolate helium, krypton, neon and xenon. “Rayleigh and Ramsey [sic] had noted that nitrogen obtained from the air had a density greater than that of nitrogen liberated from its compounds by about one-half percent. This led to the isolation of the first of the inert gases which they called argon. In the following year Ramsay found another, helium, in the mineral clevite, altho this had been noted in the sun’s spectrum by Lockyar [sic] in 1868. In four years, 1894-8, five new gases, including neon, krypton and xenon had been discovered. These form a distinct group in the periodic table; all have zero valency.” [Dibner]. A revised version of this work had been published in the Philosophical Transactions a year earlier (“a curious instance of a revision appearing before the original work”). [Norman]. Dibner, Heralds of science 50; DSB Vol. XIII, pp. 100-103; Norman 2029. Bookseller Inventory # S9543

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The New Quarterly; A Review of Science: ed Desmond MacCarthy

ed Desmond MacCarthy contrib, Russell, Bertrand, Max Beerbohm, Lord Rayleigh (John William Strutt) , etc

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Item Description: J. M. Dent, London, 1907. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First printing, a very good copy in wraps, covers a bit browned with light wear to the corners, light foxing to the edges of the prelims, with light toning to a few of the pages, free from an markings or inscriptions. Includes an early and important Bertrand Russell piece 'The Study of Mathematics'. Bookseller Inventory # 002837

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Russell, Bertrand, Max Beerbohm, Lord Rayleigh (John William Strutt) , Et Al

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Item Description: J. M. Dent & Company, London, 1907. Softcover. First Edition; First Printing. Good in wrappers. Hinge is starting. Tearing to edges. Includes several scarce works: "The Study of Mathematics" by Bertrand Russell, "The Fire" by Max Beerbohm, "How Do We Perceive the Direction of Sound?" by Nobel Prize winner Lord Rayleigh, "Can We Detect Our Drift Through Space" by R. J. Strutt, Part I of "The Note-books of Samuel Butler." ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 72164

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Lord Rayleigh (John Strutt, third Baron.) and William Ramsay.

Published by The Hodgkins Fund. City of Washington, Smithsonian Institution. 1896. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge. (1896)

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Item Description: The Hodgkins Fund. City of Washington, Smithsonian Institution. 1896. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge., 1896. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. The Hodgkins Fund. City of Washington, Smithsonian Institution. 1896. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge. 1033. 4to., [4], 43 pp., 5 text figures. Brilliant copy in the original green cloth with blind stamping and gilt stamps. Also: this copy comes with the rare, original, dust jacket. (There are few scientific works published in the 19th century issued with dust jackets.) Condition: book, very fine; dust jacket has some dusting, some tears and chips around edges, but is fresh, and Very Good. Provenance: Library of Congress, with their "surplus/duplicate" stamp on front free endpaper. This is the first edition published in the U.S., following the very rare offprint of 1894 and the Phil Trans appearance of 1895. First edition, announcing the discovery of the first inert gas, the work (largely) leading to the Nobel Prize in physics for Rayleigh and the Nobel for chemistry for Ramsay in 1904. And from "The Discovery of Argon: a Case of Learning from Data?", by Aris Spanos in Philosophy of Science ,Vol. 77, No. 3, July 2010: "In 1904, Lord Rayleigh (1842–1919) and his collaborator Sir William Ramsay (1852–1916) were awarded the Nobel Prize in physics and chemistry, respectively, primarily for their role in the discovery of argon, an inert gas in the atmosphere. The averse reaction to this discovery by Mendeleev (1834–1907) might have been the main reason for his not being awarded the Nobel prize in chemistry in 1906." "The discovery of argon resulted from a careful unraveling of an empirical discrepancy, initially detected by Rayleigh when measuring the density of nitrogen gas produced by two different procedures. After a long trial‐and‐error process based on a carefully designed sequence of experiments and guided by an informal (by today’s standards) analysis of the resulting data Rayleigh and Ramsay reached the conclusion that the atmospheric air contains argon, a hitherto unknown element." And this: "Rayleigh and Ramsey had noted that nitrogen obtained from the air had a density greater than that of nitrogen liberated from its compounds by about one-half percent. This led to the isolation of the first of the inert gases which they called argon. In the following year Ramsay found another, helium, in the mineral clevite, altho this had been noted in the sun’s spectrum by Lockyar in 1868. In four years, 1894-8, five new gases, including neon, krypton and xenon had been discovered. These form a distinct group in the periodic table; all have zero valency.” [Dibner]. Dibner, Heralds of Science 50. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1661949787260329596

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Rayleigh, Lord [John William Strutt]

Published by Taylor & Francis, London (1900)

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Item Description: Taylor & Francis, London, 1900. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION, COMPLETE VOLUME, OF RAYLEIGH'S FORMULA TO DESCRIBE THE INTENSITY DISTRIBUTION OF BLACKBODY RADIATION. "The claim that black-body radiation should conform to the distribution law that has since been variously attributed to Rayleigh and Jeans was not made until 1905. But the main conceptual foundations for that claim can be found in a two-page note published by Rayleigh in the June 1900 issue of the Phil Mag [this paper]" (Kuhn, Black-Body Theory and The Quantum Discontinuity, 1894-1912, 144). Here Rayleigh argued "that, at least for long wavelengths, the spectral energy density should rise linearly with temperature for fixed wavelengths" (Brandt, The Harvest of the Century, 31). Toward the close of the 19th century, physicists began to try to understand the behavior of blackbody radiation. "Thermodynamicists had determined that all bodies give off radiation according to their temperature (and emissivity) and if a body strongly absorbed incident radiation of a certain wavelength, then that same body also radiated strongly at that wavelength to its surroundings. If a body were perfectly black - that is, if it completely absorbed all radiation of all wavelengths incident on it - then that body would also emit radiation (according to its temperature) to its surroundings with a emissivity of one, and there was considerable interest in determining the precise wavelength distribution of blackbody emitted radiation as a function of temperature" (Ash, Rayleigh-Wave Theory and Application, 7).In 1900 and with this paper, "Lord Rayleigh turned his attention to possible mechanisms for explaining blackbody radiation, from the point of view of classical physics. He considered a cavity surrounded by walls at a uniform temperature (a 'Hahlraum') and then assumed that the 'complete radiation' in the cavity would be a summation of all of the possible standing waves of light radiated from the walls. He thus obtained an expression (Rayleigh's 'Law') that nicely represented the curve of blackbody radiation at long wavelengths" (ibid). Raleigh derived the 4 dependence based solely on classical physical arguments and empirical facts; he used the equipartition theorem to derive that the energy output at a given wavelength of an ideal black body radiator varies inversely with the fourth power of wavelength" (History of Physics: The Wenner Collection). It is important to note that Rayleigh's expression "blew up' at short wavelengths (because there was a wavelength term in the denominator). This failure in the theory was called 'ultraviolet catastrophe'" (Ash). "Earlier work by Willi Wien had proposed - "on rather unsatisfactory grounds - an expression that fitted experimental blackbody data on the short wavelength side of the maximum, but not at long wavelengths" (ibid). Ultimately it would be Max Planck's efforts to devise an empirical formula that would reduce "to Wien's expression at short wavelengths and to Rayleigh's expression at long wavelengths. Almost by serendipity, he found such a formula? and then spent several weeks trying to derive the formula on a theoretical basis. He was finally able to do this by postulating that radiation is not emitted continuously, but rather in small steps of energy which he called 'quanta of action'. He published his formula in 1901 and thus began the age of quantum physics" (ibid). John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842-1919) was an English physicist, head of the Royal Society and winner of the 1904 Nobel Prize for his discovery of argon. CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Taylor & Francis. (8.5 x 5.5 inches; 213 x 138mm). Complete. [viii], 576, [5]. In-text illustrations throughout. Ex-libris bearing only a discreet perforated stamp on the title page and small numbers on the contents page; no spine markings. Handsomely rebound in three quarter brown calf over cloth boards. Tight and solid. Five gilt-ruled raised bands at the spine; gilt armorial devices in the compartments. Gilt-lettered red and. Bookseller Inventory # 745

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