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  Kelvin, William Thomson, 1st Baron - MSN Encarta
William Thomson Kelvin was born in Belfast, Ireland, on June 26, 1824, and educated at the universities of Glasgow and Cambridge.
Kelvin also investigated the oscillatory nature of electrical discharge, the electrodynamic properties of metals, and the mathematical treatment of magnetism, and he contributed to the theory of elasticity.
Kelvin was knighted in 1866 and was raised to the peerage with the title of Baron Kelvin of Largs in 1892.
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 William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, GCVO, OM, PC, PRS FRSE (26 June 1824 17 December 1907) was an Irish-Scottish mathematical physicist, engineer, and outstanding leader in the physical sciences of the 19th century.
The title Baron Kelvin was given in honour of his achievements, and named after the River Kelvin, which flowed past his university in Glasgow, Scotland.
Baron Kelvin, of Largs in the County of Ayr, 1892.
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 Kelvin - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
The kelvin is named after the British physicist and engineer William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin; his barony was in turn named after the River Kelvin, which runs through the grounds of the University of Glasgow.
The word kelvin as an SI unit is correctly written with a lowercase k (unless at the beginning of a sentence), and is never preceded by the words degree or degrees, or the symbol °, unlike degrees Fahrenheit, or degrees Celsius.
This is because the latter are adjectives, whereas kelvin is a noun.
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 Lord Kelvin Exhibit -- Lord of the Realm
In 1892, Sir William Thomson was raised to the peerage and given the title Lord Kelvin, Baron of Largs.
Baron of Largs was derived from the historical and picturesque town of Largs on the west coast of Scotland were Lord Kelvin had his country residence, Netherhall.
As a tribute to Lord Kelvin the name Kelvin was given to the unit of temperature (K) of the absolute temperature scale which he proposed in 1848.
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 energy and matter aim 1
Kelvin, Lord Thomson, William (1824-1907) was a British physicist who first proposed the use of the absolute scale of temperature, in which the degree of temperature is now called the kelvin in his honour.
Kelvin came to a similar conclusion in 1862, basing his estimate on the rate of cooling that would have occurred from the time the Earth formed, and reaching an age of 20 million to 400 million years with 100 million years as the most likely figure.
Kelvin pointed out that a fast rate of signalling could only be achieved by using low voltages, and that these would require very sensitive detection equipment such as the mirror galvanometer that he had invented.
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 k06 Kelvin’s criticism of geology is negated
Kelvin’s starting hypothesis was that the earth had cooled to its present condition from an initially molten state (correct).
Kelvin did face the problem that, starting with a molten world, life could live on it only when it had cooled enough.
Rutherford, at a lecture at the Royal Institution in London, made the point, at which Kelvin in attendance, but asleep, woke up ("I saw the old bird sit up, open an eye and cock a baleful glance at me!"), that the energy released in rock by radioactive decay is converted to heat.
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 Adventures in CyberSound: Thompson, William (Lord Kelvin)
Knighted (as Lord Kelvin) by Queen Victoria for his work on the electrical engine, he was in charge of laying the first successful transatlantic cable in 1866.
The Kelvin absolute temperature scale derives its name from the title, Baron Kelvin of Largs, that Thomson received from the British government in 1892.
Kelvin made major contributions to the theories of thermodynamics and electromagnetism.
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 William Thomson, Lord Kelvin
At the age of only 22 Kelvin was elected to professor of physics (the 'chair of natural philosphy') as a result of a very well organised campaign run by his father, who was still a professor of mathematics.
Kelvin became chief technical consultant for a transatlantic cable laying company, and it was reported that he risked his life on many occasions while supervising the laying of cables.
Kelvin invented the mirror galvanometer which he patented in 1858 as a long distance telegraph receiver, and with a few modifications it later became the most widely used receiver in underwater cable networks.
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 Kelvin, William Thomson, 1st Baron - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
KELVIN, WILLIAM THOMSON, 1ST BARON [Kelvin, William Thomson, 1st Baron] 1824-1907, British mathematician and physicist, b.
In thermodynamics his work of coordinating the theories of heat held by various leading scientists of his time established firmly the law of the conservation of energy as proposed by Joule.
He introduced the Kelvin temperature scale, or absolute scale, of temperature.
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 Kelvin - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Kelvin, symbol K, the unit of thermodynamic temperature in the International System of Units.
This obituary for Lord Kelvin appeared in The Times on December 18, 1907.
Thomson, William, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824-1907), British mathematician and physicist, one of the leading physical scientists and greatest teachers...
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 Essay on lord kelvin
William Thomson (later Lord Kelvin) was arguably the most famous member of the department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow.
His father taught Kelvin and his brothers mathematics to a level beyond that of university courses of the time.
He was created Baron Kelvin of Largrs in 1892 and in 1902 received the Order of Merit.
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 Kelvin Collection
The books were orginally passed to Kelvin's nephew, James Thomson Bottomley (1845-1926), assistant to his uncle and Lecturer in Natural Philosophy; Bottomley’s trustees donated them to the University in 1926.
Around 3,500 pamphlets and offprints, chiefly on scientific matters, had already been donated to the Library by Kelvin himself in 1892 and some 1,100 of his letters and other papers were transferred from the Department to the Library in 1967.
Kelvin Papers: index to the manuscript collection of William Thomson, Baron Kelvin, in Glasgow University Library (Glasgow, 1977).
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Kelvin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Kelvin, William Thomson, 1st Baron KELVIN, WILLIAM THOMSON, 1ST BARON [Kelvin, William Thomson, 1st Baron] 1824-1907, British mathematician and physicist, b.
No chance; Kelvin MacKenzie has walked away from TalkSport with pounds 7m, but this isn't the last we're going to hear from the notorious former tabloid editor.
Freedom to focus: director Kelvin Tong is elated to have been given free reins to direct his latest feature.
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 Rane Professional Audio Reference (K)
Kelvin, William Thomson, First Baron (1824-1907) British physicist who developed the Kelvin scale of temperature (1848) and supervised the laying of a transatlantic cable (1866).
Kelvin worked out an improved method for measuring the depth of the sea using piano wire and a narrow-bore glass tube, stoppered at the upper end.
Kelvin connection also 4-wire Kelvin connection A 4-wire, 2-pair, connection used to make resistance measurements that are independent of the measuring lead resistance -- one pair is a current source and the other pair is a voltmeter.
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 Lord Kelvin, physicist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Kelvin's name is also immortalised by the Kelvinator fridge.
This experience prompted Kelvin's invention of the mirror galvanometer (patented 1858) as a long distance telegraph receiver which could detect extremely feeble signals.
In 1892 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Kelvin of Largs, which title he chose from the Kelvin River, near Glasgow.
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 Lord Kelvin
The British physicist William Thomson, Baron Kelvin, the second son of James Thomson, LL.D., professor of mathematics in the university of Glasgow, was born at Belfast, Ireland, on the 26th of June 1824, his father being then teacher of mathematics in the Royal Academical Institution.
In 1866, perhaps chiefly in acknowledgment of his services to trans-Atlantic telegraphy, Thomson received the honor of knighthood, and in 1892 be was raised to the peerage with the title of Baron Kelvin of Largs.
Three years after this celebration Lord Kelvin resigned his chair at Glasgow, though by formally matriculating as a student he maintained his connection with the university, of which in 1904 he was elected chancellor.
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The kelvin is also the basis of the Celsius temperature scale.
Symbol, K. When first defined by the 10th CGPM in 1954 (Resolution 3), the kelvin's symbol was “°K” and its name was the “degree Kelvin”.
The kelvin is named for the British physicist William Thomson, enobled as first Baron Kelvin of Largs (as much for industrial as scientific accomplishments, but the first British scientist to receive a peerage).
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 Physics.org - Physics Evolution Text Version, Page 5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
(later Baron Kelvin of Largs) attended Glasgow University, where his father was chair of mathematics.
Kelvin worked with Joule on the ideas of heating and work.
Kelvin's work on temperature was essential for Maxwell's statistical analysis.
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 Thomson William 1st Baron Kelvin - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The only surviving part of Joule’s apparatus is the paddle wheel, now displayed in the Science Museum, London.
One of the earliest temperature scales was devised by the German physicist Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit.
Tedder, Arthur William, 1st Baron Tedder (1890-1967), British air force officer, born in Glenguin, Scotland, and educated at the University of...
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 Kelvin Is Lord!
A wave on the ocean has its water; a sound wave has its air; light waves (or Electromagnetic waves, not to be confused with the imaginary subject of the pseudoscience of Radiationism,) have their medium too.
Kelvin Quotes - Experience some of the Lord Kelvin's own Words from which to gain His Wisdom (including the revelation unto us of the true age of the Earth; don't let the Evolutionismists or the Radioheads tell you that it is anything different; they are just jealous of the Lord Kelvin!).
The "Doctrine of Uniformity" in Geology Briefly Refuted - The Lord Kelvin's proclamation on the age of the Earth
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 The Kelvin Library
Kelvin Quotes — Sorted but mostly uncited collection of quotes.
The French National Library has a lot of Kelvin's published works online in PDF format (scanned images of the original editions, available one page at a time).
Some reprinted Kelvin pieces to be found, mostly in the journal The Manufacturer and Builder.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin
William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, GCVO, OM, PC, PRS FRSE (26 June, 1824 – 17 December, 1907) was an Irish-Scottish mathematical physicist, engineer, and outstanding leader in the physical sciences of the 19th century.
Green, G. & Lloyd, J.T. Kelvin's instruments and the Kelvin Museum.
Smith, C. & Wise, M.N. Energy and Empire: A Biographical Study of Lord Kelvin.
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 BookRags: William Thomson, Lord Kelvin Biography
William (Lord Kelvin) Thomson is recognized as the premier scientific mind of the nineteenth century, and perhaps the greatest thinker since Isaac Newton (1642-1727).
He was knighted in 1866 for his work in salvaging the first telegraph cable to span the Atlantic, became wealthy enough to own a 126-ton yacht and an estate, and in 1892 was made Baron Kelvin of Largs.
Thomson was born in Belfast, Ireland, in 1824.
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 BBC - History - Sir William Thompson, 1st Baron Kelvin of Largs (1824 - 1907)
BBC - History - Sir William Thompson, 1st Baron Kelvin of Largs (1824 - 1907)
Sir William Thompson, 1st Baron Kelvin of Largs (1824 - 1907)
Taught by his father, a professor of mathematics in Belfast, in 1832 the family moved to Glasgow where he started at university two years later, aged ten.
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 math lessons - Kelvin
In Unicode, a legacy code for a kelvin symbol (K) to accommodate some old code pages in certain Oriental languages exists; it is not recommended for use any more.
In all languages, the symbol should be the Roman letter Unicode K for current usage.
The word kelvin as an SI unit is correctly written with a lowercase k (unless at the beginning of a sentence), and is never preceded by the words degree or degrees, or the symbol °, unlike Fahrenheit, or Celsius.
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 Anecdote - William Thomson, First Baron Kelvin - Lord Kelvin`s Bad Predictions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
As bad as this prediction was, however, it was not Kelvin's worst.
["There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now," Kelvin declared at an address before the British Association for the Advancement of Science in 1900.
Kelvin, William Thomson, First Baron (1824-1907) British physicist, Glasgow University professor of natural philosophy (1849-99) [noted for his work in the fields of thermodynamics, marine navigation, and undersea telegraphy; for his development of the Kelvin scale of temperature (1848); and for his supervision of the laying of the first trans-Atlantic cable (1866)]
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 Kelvin - Webled.com
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