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Paper, 'On the geometrical representation of the expansive action of heat, and the theory of thermo-dynamic engines' by William John Macquorn Rankine

Reference number: PT/48/6

Date: 03 December 1853

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93 manuscript pages and six plates showing graphs of the expansive action of heat and thermodynamic engines.

Subject: Physics / Mathematics

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'On the geometrical representation of the expansive action of heat, and the theory of thermo-dynamic engines'.

Written by Rankine in Glasgow. Received by the Royal Society on 5 December 1853. Read 19 January 1854.

Abstract published in Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society of London], Volume 6, 1854.

Reference number
PT/48/6
Earliest possible date
03 December 1853
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
99 pages
Format
Manuscript

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William John Macquorn Rankine

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William John Macquorn Rankine, Paper, 'On the geometrical representation of the expansive action of heat, and the theory of thermo-dynamic engines' by William John Macquorn Rankine, 03 December 1853, PT/48/6, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pt_48_6/paper-on-the-geometrical-representation-of-the-expansive-action-of-heat-and-the-theory-of-thermo-dynamic-engines-by-william-john-macquorn-rankine, accessed on 25 July 2024

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