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Diagrams, graphs of general equation of thermodynamics by WJMR [William John Macquorn Rankine]

Reference number: PT/75/8/4

Date: 01 December 1858

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Figures 1-2 showing two graphs of the general equation of thermodynamics, figure 2 illustrating its application to fluids changing from liquids to gas. Inscribed recto and verso with publication and plate details. A graphite inscription up the left side reads 'Reduce one-third'. Signed in ink bottom right 'WJMR.' An ink inscription bottom left reads 'Decr. 1858.' The manuscript for this paper is wanting.

Subject: Engineering / Physics

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'On the thermo-dynamic theory of steam-engines with dry saturated steam, and its application to practice' by William John Macquorn Rankine.

Received by the Royal Society on 27 December 1858. Read 27 January 1859.

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PT/75/8/4
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01 December 1858
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Ink on paper
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2 pages
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Diagram

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William John Macquorn Rankine

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William John Macquorn Rankine, Diagrams, graphs of general equation of thermodynamics by WJMR [William John Macquorn Rankine], 01 December 1858, PT/75/8/4, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pt_75_8_4/diagrams-graphs-of-general-equation-of-thermodynamics-by-wjmr-william-john-macquorn-rankine, accessed on 25 June 2024

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