Reference numberEC/1891/17
Previous numbersCert XI, 206
TitleThompson, Silvanus Phillips: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationPrincipal and Professor of Physics in the City and Guilds of London Technical College, Finsbury; ex-Professor of Experimental Physics in University College, Bristol. Author of many papers published in the Proceedings, &c, Royal Society, Physical Society, Institution of Electrical Engineers, Society of Arts, and British Association, including the following: - 'The Theory of the Magnetic Balance ' (Proc Roy Soc, 1884); 'Electro-deposition of Alloys' (ibid, 1887); 'Subjective Interference of sound' (Phil Mag, 1887); 'Opacity of Tourmaline Crystals' (ibid, 1881); 'The Meaning of the Constant in Bernoulli's Law of the Lifting Power of Magnets' (Phil Mag, 1888); 'Development of the Mercurial Air Pump' (Journ Soc Arts, 1887); 'The Influence Machine from 1788 to 1888' (Journ Soc Teleg Engin, 1888). Author of a treatise on Dynamo-Electric Machinery' (3rd edit, 1888), and of an elementary text-book of Electricity and Magnetism (43rd thousand, 1889)which has gone though many English and several foreign editions. Originator of improvements in polarising prisms, in the method of adjusting resistance coils, and in sundary electrical apparatus. Member of Council of the Physical Society and of the Institution of Electrical Engineers. Distinguished for his acquaintance with the science of electricity, more particularly in its experimental and technical aspects.
ProposersFrom Personal Knowledge: G Carey Foster; William Thomson; R B Clifton; F A Abel; Geo Fras Fitzgerald; P H Pye-Smith; J D Everett; William Crookes; J Hopkinson; Shelford Bidwell; R T Glazebrook; John Perry; J H Gladstone; William Ramsay; Alex B W Kennedy; J J Walker; R Meldola; E Frankland; A S Herschel; D E Hughes; P Martin Duncan; John Beddoe; Oliver J Lodge; Arthur W Rucker
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Thompson, Silvanus Phillips: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA7141Thompson; Silvanus Phillips (1851 - 1916); physicist and electrical engineer1851 - 1916
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