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Memoir and Scientific Correspondence of the Late Sir George Gabriel Stokes, Bart. 2 Volume Paperback Set Memoir and Scientific Correspondence of the Late Sir George Gabriel Stokes, Bart.

by Sir George Gabriel Stokes

Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences Series

Memoir and Scientific Correspondence of the Late Sir George Gabriel Stokes, Bart. 2 Volume Paperback Set Memoir and Scientific Correspondence of the Late Sir George Gabriel Stokes, Bart. Synopsis

Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge and President of the Royal Society, Sir George Gabriel Stokes (1819-1904) made substantial contributions to the fields of fluid dynamics, optics, physics, and geodesy, in which numerous discoveries still bear his name. The Memoir and Scientific Correspondence of the Late Sir George Gabriel Stokes, Bart., edited by Joseph Larmor, offers rare insight into this capacious scientific mind, with letters attesting to the careful, engaged experimentation that earned him international acclaim. Volume 1 (1907) includes a memoir - culled from the reminiscences of family, friends, and colleagues - and letters, including early correspondence with Lady Stokes during the time of their engagement and early marriage. Professional correspondence covers Stokes' discoveries in the areas of spectroscopy, fluorescence, and colour vision. The result is an intimate portrait of a brilliant mathematician - both in the early stages of his career and at the height of his intellectual powers.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781108008914
Publication date: 24th June 2010
Author: Sir George Gabriel Stokes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 496 pages
Categories: Physics, Memoirs, Diaries, letters & journals,

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