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Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy$
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Raymond Flood, Mark McCartney, and Andrew Whitaker

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199231256

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231256.001.0001

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Thomson and Tait: The Treatise on Natural Philosophy

Thomson and Tait: The Treatise on Natural Philosophy

(p.175) 11 Thomson and Tait: The Treatise on Natural Philosophy
Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy

Raymond Flood

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on Lord Kelvin's collaboration with Peter Guthrie Tait. Probably the most influential legacy of their collaboration on ‘heavy mathematical work’ was the production in 1867 of The Treatise on Natural Philosophy, which became universally known as ‘T&T’. It was Tait's concern to have adequate textbooks for his students to support his lectures that led to the project that resulted in ‘T&T’.

Keywords:   Lord Kelvin, Peter Guthrie Tait, collaboration, Treatise on Natural Philosophy, T&T

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