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  Beating Kelvin's partition of space   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 1887, Lord Kelvin asked how to partition space into cells of volume 1 such that the total area of the interfaces between the cells is a minimum.
The area calculations and these images were made with the Surface Evolver program, with the datafiles twointor.fe for Kelvin's partition, and phelanc.fe for the Weaire-Phelan partition.
Weaire and R. Phelan, "A counterexample to Kelvin's conjecture on minimal surfaces", Phil.
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  Kelvin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The kelvin (symbol: K) is the SI unit of temperature, and is one of the seven SI base units.
This is because the latter are adjectives, whereas kelvin is a noun.
When the kelvin was introduced in 1954 (10th General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM), Resolution 3, CR 79), it was the "degree Kelvin", and written °K; the "degree" and the uppercase K was dropped in 1967 (13th CGPM, Resolution 3, CR 104).
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 William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, GCVO, OM, PC, PRS (26 June 1824–17 December 1907) was an Irish-Scottish mathematical physicist and engineer, an outstanding leader in the physical sciences of the 19th century.
He invented the current balance, also known as the Kelvin balance or Ampere balance (sic), for the precise specification of the Ampere, the standard unit of electric current.
Baron Kelvin, of Largs in the County of Ayr, (1892).
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 Kelvin: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Thermodynamic temperature is a measure, in kelvins (k) of temperature for thermodynamics, with a uniquely defined zero point at absolute zero....
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Note that the symbol for the kelvin unit is always a capital K and never italicised.
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Kelvin is a temperature scale designed so that zero degrees K is defined as absolute zero (at absolute zero, a hypothetical temperature, all molecular movement stops - all actual temperatures are above absolute zero) and the size of one unit is the same as the size of one degree Celsius.
In addition to his work on temperature, Kelvin invented over 50 devices (including the mirror galvanometer, which detects and measures weak electric fields), discovered the second law of thermodynamics (the amount of usable energy in the universe is decreasing), and wrote hundreds of scientific papers.
Kelvin is buried in Westminster Abbey (London, England) next to the grave of Sir Isaac Newton.
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 Base unit definitions: Kelvin
The definition of the unit of thermodynamic temperature was given in substance by the 10th CGPM (1954) which selected the triple point of water as the fundamental fixed point and assigned to it the temperature 273.16 K, so defining the unit.
The kelvin, unit of thermodynamic temperature, is the fraction 1/273.16 of the thermodynamic temperature of the triple point of water.
The kelvin and the degree Celsius are also the units of the International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90) adopted by the CIPM in 1989.
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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.
Kelvin made major contributions to the theories of thermodynamics and electromagnetism.
Kelvin founded his own company to exploit these inventions and made a fortune.
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Kelvin is happily married with three lovely daughters whom he fondly refers to as “Do-Re-Mi”.
Kelvin is a self-confessed master-of-the-kitchen who could whip up a scrumptious meal within a respectable time frame.
Kelvin could be spotted in other parks when he is involved in the Nike Test Run, which he is part of.
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 Lord Kelvin (1824-1907)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lord Kelvin (William Thomson) was one of the founders of modern physics, probably the greatest applied scientist of the Victorian era.
Kelvin had an excellent grasp of all aspects of physics: heat, light, sound, electricity.
It was Kelvin's involvement in submarine telegraphy, and the laying of the first transatlantic telegraph cable in 1866, which made him internationally famous however, as well as his redesigned nautical compass and sounding equipment
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 Kelvin Grove, New Zealand - Index
Kelvin Grove, for those who don't know it, is located on the 'right' side of the tracks alongside the city of Palmerston North, which in turn is located in Manawatu, a region in New Zealand's lower North Island.
The establishment of Kelvin Grove as a distinct district began with the opening on Kelvin Grove School in 1893, its name being drawn from the name of a sawmill that had opened in 1879 in the vicinity of the Kaimanawa Street-Bryce Place intersection.
Kelvin Grove School closed in 1939, as the larger Milson and Terrace End Schools were more attractive (and frequently closer) to parents.
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 Welcome To The Homepage of Kelvin K
Kelvin is motivated by a desire to spread his love of House music far and wide.
Kelvin's collaboration with Moulton star Jay-J, titled "One Day" has come in at #13 in the DJ mag hype chart.
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 Kelvin L Smith
Kelvin's debut CD 'Lapis lazuli' was released to rave reviews in the late 90s on the EMMA label, which was followed up a year later with the follow-up 'Galaxy Gate'.
Kelvin was invited to perform at the annual Vangelis convention in London in 2000 and has recently appeared as a guest on BBC Radio Derby's 3 hour show 'Soundscapes' as a guest of Ashley Franklin.
Kelvin L Smith sounds American but he comes from Wales and we expect there is much soaring of string laden synths in the valleys.This is cosmic,drifty and quite beautiful in parts.
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 § 16. Centigrade / Celsius / Kelvin. 4. Science Terms. The American Heritage Book of English Usage. 1996
Rather than using the freezing and boiling points of water at 1 atmosphere of pressure, the degree interval Celsius was set equal to the degree interval Kelvin, and 0 °C was set equal to 273.15 degree Kelvin.
Thus, the Kelvin scale became the fundamental temperature scale.
The fundamental temperature interval would be called simply kelvin (with a lowercase k), and the symbol would be K without any degree symbol (°).
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 SJSU Virtual Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kelvin is remembered for his work in thermodynamics.
Kelvin also investigated the oscillating nature of electrical discharges.
In terms of inventions, Kelvin assisted with the laying of the Atlantic telegraph cable, the mirror galvanometer, the tide predictor, a mariner's compass, a depth sounder, and the siphon recorder.
www.sjsu.edu /depts/Museum/kel.html   (205 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Lord Kelvin - the Physicist
Kelvin first defined the absolute temperature scale in 1847, which is now named after him.
Kelvin believed that the sun was heated by the gravitational contraction of the sun (radiation having not been discovered yet).
Kelvin was knighted in 1866 and was created Baron Kelvin (The Kelvin being a small river that flows along the edge of the University grounds) of Largs in 1892.
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 Kelvin Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The kelvin (symbol: K) is a unit to measure temperature.
It is defined by two factors: zero kelvin is absolute zero (when molecular motion stops), and one kelvin is the fraction 1/273.16 of the thermodynamic temperature of the triple point of water (0.01 °C).
The 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 °, like Fahrenheit, Celsius or centigrade.
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 Kelvin Color Temperatures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Color Temperature is a measurement in Degrees Kelvin that indicates the hue of a specific type of light source.
In his honor, Color Temperatures are measured in degrees Kelvin, which are a variation on Centigrade degrees.
(Subtract 273 from a Kelvin temperature, and you get the equivalent in Centigrade.) However, the color temperatures attributed to different types of lights are correlated based on visible colors matching a standard fl body, and are not the actual temperature at which a filament burns.
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 Famous Scots - William Thomson - Lord Kelvin
He developed the science of thermodynamics, developed the second law of thermodynamics and formulated the "Kelvin" scale of absolute temperature.
Kelvin published 660 scientific papers, the first at age 16.
He was knighted in 1866 for his contribution to telegraphy and created Baron Kelvin of Largs 1892.
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 Amazon.com: Degrees Kelvin: A Tale of Genius, Invention, and Tragedy: Books: David Lindley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kelvin's work was so important and he was so well known that he became the first British scientist elevated to the peerage, and when he died, he was buried in Westminster Abbey near Isaac Newton.
The "tragedy" of the book's title is that the old Kelvin became something of a crank, sticking "with blind stubbornness" to ideas about radioactivity, electromagnetism and the age of the earth in the face of contrary evidence accumulating at the turn of the century.
Kelvin's life was filled with frenetic, joyous work on projects that fascinated him, and he was appreciated during his lifetime for his contributions.
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 Society of Television Lighting Directors - STLD - Technical   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Kelvin scale defines the colour of a light's output with relationship to the degree of heat applied to produce the specified colour of light.
When light sources of varying Kelvin temperatures are mixed, they must be adjusted to the reference "white light" source the camera used during set-up.
CTB (colour temperature blue) is used to alter a 3200 Kelvin light source to match the light output of a 5600 Kelvin light source.
www.stld.org.uk /php/index.php?sectionid=22&parentid=6&contentid=52   (505 words)

 Kelvin - Memory Alpha
A Kelvin (or K) is a unit for temperature, named after Earth physicist and engineer Lord Kelvin.
The measurement of 273.15 Kelvin is equal to 0° Celsius, whereas zero Kelvin is "absolute zero", or the absolute absense of heat.
The surface of a Y class planet is catagorized by a surface where the temperature exceeding 500 Kelvin, with an extremly turbulent, toxic atmosphere with thermionic radiation.
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 diaryproject.com | Defending Kelvin
The torture that he had to go through, all the lies and drugs he was exposed to at a young age.
And, when you have a mother that is a whore, a brother who likes to beat the sh** out of you, a sister who lies to you, a brother-in-law who hates you, you can understand.
Kelvin, I hope that you find that peace you are so desperately searching for.
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 Kelvin Bryant Feature @ LocalColors.com (Local Colors)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kelvin Bryant was an American football running back who played in the National Football League and the United States Football League.
Kelvin Bryant was drafted by the Philadelphia Stars of the United States Football League in 1983 after a college football career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he rushed for 1039 yards with 18 touchdowns in his senior season.
Bryant rushed for 1440 yards on 317 carries with 16 touchdowns in his rookie season and was named a USFL All-Star.
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