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us: Thomson, James, 1822-1892

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        (naf) Belfast (Northern Ireland)
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        (naf) Glasgow (Scotland)
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        • Organization: (naf) University of Glasgow
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        (lcsh) Civil engineering
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          (lcsh) College teachers
            (lcsh) Engineers
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          • found: On an integrating machine having a new kinematic principle, 1876: p. 262 (by Professor James Thomson, LL.D., F.R.S.E.)
          • found: Collected papers in physics and engineering, 1912: t.p. (James Thomson, D.Sc., LL.D., F.R.S., professor of engineering in Queen's College, Belfast and afterwards in the University of Glasgow) p. xci (d. 8 May, 1892) p. xcii (obit: James Thomson, lately Professor of Civil Engineering and Mechanics in the University of Glasgow; b. Belfast, 16 Feb., 1822)
          • found: Wikipedia, Aug. 3, 2010 (James Thomson, engineer and physicist, b. 16 Feb. 1822, d. 8 May 1892)
          • found: Wikipedia, June 11, 2015 (James Thomson (Engineer); James Thomson; born 16 February 1822 in Belfast; died 8 May 1892 in Glasgow; engineer and physicist whose reputation is substantial though it is overshadowed by that of his younger brother William Thomson (Lord Kelvin). Thomson is known for his work on the improvement of water wheels, water pumps and turbines. Also his innovations in the analysis of regelation, i.e., the effect of pressure on the freezing point of water, and his studies in glaciology including glacier motion. He derived a simplified form of the Clapeyron equation for the solid-liquid phase boundary. He also had contributions in the realm of fluid dynamics of rivers. It is claimed that the term torque was introduced into English scientific literature by Thomson, in 1884 and that Thomson was the first to use the words radian, interface and apocentric in English, though he used a number of other neologisms that didn't survive) {}
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