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what is Thermodynamics?

Thermodynamics is the branch of physics that deals with the relationships between heat and other forms of energy. In particular, it describes how thermal energy is converted to and from other forms of energy and how it affects matter. 109 more words


Data: Famous Sayings about Data worth remembering!

Data has always been important to business, so with the ever increasing talk about data and analytics I thought it would be fun to remind people about some of the well known axioms / sayings. 462 more words


"It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one's bath like a lump of sugar"*...

A professor of physiotherapy, Dr. Curran Pope’s practice embraced “diseases of the mind and nervous system”, which he treated with both electro-therapy, and hydrotherapy in his own sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky.   422 more words

Editing Cavendish: Maxwell and The Electrical Researches of Henry Cavendish

I’ve recently put the preprint on the arXiv of my conference presentation last September, on Maxwell’s edition of The Electrical Researches of Henry Cavendish.

Although, probably, Maxwell’s least significant contribution to science, I argue that we can learn a lot about his attitudes and preoccupations during the last five years of his life from the way he tackled this task.

History Of Science

Lord Kelvin (1824-1907)

British mathematical physicist and engineer William Thomson, who is better known as Lord Kelvin, was born in Belfast in 1824. Thomson is best known today for inventing the international system of absolute temperature, stated in units of kelvin, which bear his name. 253 more words


Lord Kelvin in Watercolour

In December last year we were contacted by a distant relation of Professor Hugh Blackburn, professor of Mathematics at the University 1849-1879, who is in possession of a very charming and unusual image of Lord Kelvin. 100 more words

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