A Treatise on the Motion of Vortex Rings. An Essay to which the Adams Prize was adjudged in 1882, in the University of Cambridge.


Editorial: London, MacMillan, 1883., 1883
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First Edition (also published with a New York imprint). xix, 124 pp. Original cloth. Spine and inner, vertical 1.5-inch strip of front cover sunned. Some spotting to spine, else Very Good. "The theory apppealed to Thomson's romantic strain, to his recurrent wish for a quantitative, mechanistic, and 'ultimate' - by which he meant not 'unique' but parsimonious - account of the physical world. In this sense the theory of the vortex atom is perhaps the most fundamental ever started, for it hoped to make do with nothing besides the several perfections of its primitive fluid and pure mathematical analysis. 'The difficulties of this method are enormous,' Maxwell had written, 'but the glory of surmounting them would be unique.' Thomson's Treatise is perhaps the most glorious episode in this hopeless struggle" (J. L. Heilbron, D. S. B. 13: 362-3). Joseph John Thomson: Nobel Prize, Physics, 1906, "in recognition of the great merits of his theoretical and experimental investigations on the conduction of electricity by gases.". N° de ref. de la librería 09242

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Título: A Treatise on the Motion of Vortex Rings. An...

Editorial: London, MacMillan, 1883.

Año de publicación: 1883

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

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Edición: 1st Edition

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