The Thermal Measurement of Energy

The Thermal Measurement of Energy

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E. H. Griffiths
Cambridge University Press, 8/21/2014
EAN 9781107424067, ISBN10: 1107424062

Paperback, 144 pages, 19.8 x 12.9 x 0.8 cm
Language: English

First published in 1901, and originally delivered as lectures in the Philosophical Hall in Leeds earlier that year, this book discusses the practical and historical problems faced by those wishing to measure heat energy. Griffiths, who dealt with the problem extensively during his career, gives a brief historical survey of this problem and details various experiments performed by scientists such as Joule, Rowland and Regnault, as well as the application of such findings in both a scientific and industrial setting. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of science and scientific education.

1. Introductory remarks
2. Relation between potential and kinetic energy
3. Table of values obtained by different observers
4. Distinction between capacity for heat and specific heat of water
Appendix I. The thermal unit
Appendix II. Approximate methods of determining the mechanical equivalent
Appendix III. Copy of resolutions passed by the Electrical Standards Committee of the British Association in 1896.