Reference numberEC/1906/13
TitleSwinburne, Sir James: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationHas been intimately connected with the development of the theory of dynamo design since dynamo machines began to be manufactured on a large scale in this country. Developed the theory of armature reaction in direct-current machines, and in alternating current dynamos and motors (originated by Lord Kelvin); worked also largely at the development of the theory of alternating current measuring instruments; also at Clark's standard cells; investigated the action of various kinds of secondary batteries with lead and other electrodes; investigated questions of high vacua and methods of measuring very small pressures; has been for a number of years intimately connected with the applications of the sciences of physics and chemistry to industrial purposes, and more especially with the theoretical work in electricity and in electro-chemistry specially arising out of these applications. Has published the following papers, among other: - 'Experiments on Secondary Cells' (Inst Elect Eng, 1886); 'Method of Measuring Mutual Induction' (Physical Soc, 1887); 'Design of Transformers' (Brit Assoc, 1889); 'Dynamos and Motors' (Inst Elect Eng, 1890); 'High Vacua' (Brit Assoc, 1890); 'Alternating Current Condensers' (Physical Soc, 1890); 'Alternating Current Distribution' (Inst Elect Eng, 1891); 'Some Points in Electrolysis' (Physical Soc, 1891); 'The Electrometer as Wattmeter' (ibid); 'Causes of Variation of Clark's Standard Cells' (Brit Assoc, 1891); 'Measurement of Liquid Resistances' (ibid); 'Electrical Measuring Instruments' (Inst Civil Eng, 1892); 'Potentiometer for Alternating Currents' (Physical Soc, 1894); 'Hunting of Governed Engines' (Brit Assoc, 1894); 'Nernst's Electric Light' (Soc Arts, 1899); 'Electric Railways' (Inst Elect Eng, 1901); 'Chlorine Smelting' (Faraday Soc, 1903); 'Reversibility of Thermodynamics' (Brit Assoc, 1903); 'Entropy' (1903); 'Chlorine in Metallurgy' (Chicago, 1904); 'Theory of Electricity' (Inst Civil Eng Student's Address, 1905); 'Radiation Efficiency and Temperature' (Physical Soc, 1905); 'Physics of Ore Flotation' (Faraday Soc, 1905); etc. Original Editor of the Physical Society's Scientific Abstracts; an Ex-President of the Institution of Electrical Engineers; Vice-President of the Physical Society; Vice-President of the Faraday Society.
ProposersS P Thompson; G C Foster; Kelvin; William H Preece; Alexander B W Kennedy; J N Collie; F T Trouton; J A Ewing; W C Unwin; John Wolfe Barry; William H White; Oliver Lodge; William Crookes; William Ramsay
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Swinburne, Sir James: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA7051Swinburne; Sir; James (1858 - 1958)1858 - 1958
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