Reference numberEC/1877/18
Previous numbersCert X, 308
TitleThomson, James: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationDiscoverer of the Lowering of the Freezing Point of Water by Pressure - Of the Effects of Stresses on the Liquefaction of Crystalline Solids - of an Angular Point at Freezing in the Curve Representing the Pressure of Aqueous Vapour at Different Temperatures. - Of the Effects of Crystals in Disintegrating Rocks -
Author of the following papers. On the Strength of Materials as influenced by the existence or non existence of certain Mutual Strains among the particles composing them. C & D Mat Journal 1848. Elasticity & Strength of Spiral Springs and of Bars subjected to Torsion. C & D M J 1848. Parallel Roads or Terraces of Lochaber Royal Soc Edin 1848. Theoretical considerations on the Effect of Pressure in Lowering the Freezing Point of Water. Trans RSE 1849. The Vortex Water Wheel. Brit Assn 1852. Properties of whirling Fluids with application to Blowing Fans, Centrifugal Pumps & Turbines. Brit As 1852. Jet Pump or Apparatus for drawing up Water by the Power of a Jet. Brit As 1852. Report to Royal Society of Experiments on the Friction of Discs revolving in Water. Proc RS 1855. Capillary Motions observable in the mixing of Various Liquids Brit As 1855. Plasticity of Ice at Freezing Point. Proc R S 1857. Grand Currents of Atmospheric Ciculation. Brit As 1857. Measurement of Water by V Notches. Brit As 1858 & 1861. Abrupt Change at Boiling Proc RS 1871. Quantitative Investigation of Certain relations between the Gaseous, the Liquid, and the Solid States of Water Substances Proc R S 1872. Speculations on the Continuity of the Fluid state of Matter &c,' BA 1873. Winding of Rivers in Alluvial Plains Proc RS 1876 and others.
Inventor of A Vortex Water Wheel, a Centrifugal Pump, and the Jet Pump.
ProposersFrom General Knowledge. Fredk Jno Evans; Andrew Scott Waugh.
From Personal Knowledge. John Hawkshaw; Allen Thomson; William Thomson; J H Gladstone; W G Adams; William Crookes; W K Clifford; William B Carpenter
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Thomson, James: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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