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The scientific papers

JOULE, James

Published by Taylor and Francis, London, 1884
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Engraved frontispiece portrait, 7 lithographed plates (6 folding), 1 large folding table and numerous text woodcuts. Original cloth. Bookplates of the Faraday House and stamp of the Electrical Standardizing, Testing & Training Institution. First edition of Joule's collected works, containing the first appearance in a book of his most valuable paper, On the caloric effects of magneto-electricity, as well as his famous treatise, The mechanical value of heat. The first volume records the research for which he alone was responsible, while the second volume includes a number of projects which he carried out in association with Scoresby, Playfair, and William Thomson. Joule (1818-1889) concluded that heat was a measurable form of energy, and that in a given system the sum total of energy was constant and convertible. His work led to the determination of absolute zero and the establishment of the unit "joule.". Bookseller Inventory # 14979

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Title: The scientific papers

Publisher: Taylor and Francis, London

Publication Date: 1884


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