Life and Scientific Work of Peter Guthrie Tait

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Cargill Gilston Knott
Cambridge University Press, 2 abr. 2015 - 398 páginas
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Originally published in 1911, this book contains a collection of many of the scientific papers of the Scottish mathematical physicist Peter Guthrie Tait. The work begins with a brief biography of Tait, and the papers included cover some of Tait's most famous research interests, including knot theory and the physics of golf. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of science and the work of Tait in particular.
 

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CHAPTER
1
Edinburgh 1652 Tait as lecturer 1722 contributions to Chambers Encyclopaedia 23 sketch
35
at Peterhouse 5o Tait Memorial 5051 Sir John Jackson and Sir James Dewar 5
55
phosphorescent golf balls 57 theory of the golf ball flight 5960 The Bulger 6162
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meters 6768 Vortex rings 6869 Sir David Brewster 6970 Physical Laboratory 7071
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W Robertson Smith 7172 Robert Louis Stevenson 7274 James Lindsay 74 Fox Talbot
76
meters 8285 expansion of laboratory 8687 hygrometry on Ben Nevis 8788 impact
92
CHAPTER III
98
quaternions excluded 185 reception of book 186187 description of scope and contents
202
Tait and Steele 205207 Thermodynamics 208228 controversy with Tyndall 209
209
articles in North British Review 2092 10 estimate of Mayers work 211 translates Mohrs
215
ADDRESSES REVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE
246
252 lecture on Force 252253 Maxwells metrical version 253255 lecture on Thunder
252
Maxwells Electricity and Magnetism 25826o Maxwells Matter and Motion 260261 life
270
McAulays Utility of Quaternions 276278 Tay Bridge disaster 278 controversy with
293
observed by Vince and by Scoresby 321328 Long Driving 329344 J J Thomsons
344

problem 102104 Maxwell writes on vortex rings 106 Knots 106109 Mirage 109
109
kinetic theory of gases 109113 Maxwell writes on viscosity quaternions entropy
118
wavesurface 129134 linear vector function 135138 electrodynamics 138 misunder
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correspondence with Maxwell on Nabla 143152 Maxwells report on Taits quaternion work
149
indebtedness to Tait 166167 the scientific worlds indebtedness to Tait 167168 Treatise
174
BIBLIOGRAPHY pp 351365
351
correspondence with Helmholtz 216217 correspondence with Thomson 218220 Maxwell
359
INDEX pp 367379
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