1st Baron Kelvin

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  • William Thomson Research Paper

    William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin William Thomson was born in Ireland on June 26, 1824 and was the fourth child born. His mother had three more children, then passed away when Thomson was at a young age. James Thomson, William’s father, was a professor as Glasgow University. William Thomson soon entered the Natural Philosophy department as Glasgow at the age of ten to further his studies. He received his education from Cambridge University where he earned a bachelor’s degree. Thomson lived a life of curiosity that led his to his discoveries. Before his death he had a total of seventy inventions and over 650 papers published. Although Thomson’s ideas and inventions aided several fields of studies, his major contributions changed the physics world in major ways. If I mentioned the name William Thomson to the average person, many would not know who I was talking about, but if I said 1st Baron Kelvin, many would reference the Kelvin scale because it is so well known. The Kelvin scale is the absolute temperature scale that is used world-wide today. He noted that once an object reaches absolute zero (which is the lowest temperature an object can reach) the particles stop moving completely. So instead of using negative numbers like the Celsius scale and Fahrenheit scale, Thomson decided…

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  • Portrayes And Mistress Shore In Shakespeare's Richard III

    Mistress Shore is one of the most important characters in Shakespeare 's play Richard III, even though she doesn’t show up at all in the play. Without Mistress Shore, much of the play up unto this point would not develop the way it is with her, in fact without her as a plot device, there would be no Richard III because she is what allows for the jailing and death of Hastings, as well as the incrimination of the queen later on in the play and even the development of Richard as a character he is. …

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  • Antisepsis Case Studies

    The first surgeon to use surgical skin antisepsis was Joseph Lister. He experimented in the 1800s with using carbolic acid on various types of surgical wounds. Lister had discovered that by using carbolic acid on the patient’s skin and on his hands; the rates of surgical site infections (SSIs) and death in his patients were reduced (Spruce, 2016). HE was also the first physician to publish an article related to antiseptic techniques; the article was titled On the Antiseptic Principle in the…

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  • Propane Experiment

    The experiment assisted in finding the best method to ship a gas in order to maximize profits for the company and decrease the cost of transportation. In order to be successful in the experiment, there were two principles that needed to be discussed and used. The first of these principles was Charles’s Law. This law explains that at constant pressure, the volume of a given mass is directly proportional to the temperature (in Kelvin). The equation used to explain is principle is V1/T1 =…

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  • A Note On Standards Of Behaviour For Nobles

    6: Standard of Conduct 6.1 All members of the peerage and temporary members of the House must sign the Charter of the House of Lords within two weeks of being given keys. Members that have not signed the Charter by the end of this period shall be removed from the House of Lords. 6.2 All peers of the House of Lords are required to display their royal or highest noble title, at minimum, by their Coat of Arms (COA) or by some form of lettering (Text) recognized by the College of Heraldry at all…

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  • Buddhism And The Eightfold Path

    Buddhism, rooted in the 6th century BCE, originated from Siddhartha Gautama, a sage from Nepal. Known as “Buddha,” Gautama experienced a revelation one night, attaining a complete state of awakening, clairvoyant power, and the knowledge that his spiritual defilements had been eliminated. His teachings of enlightenment, karma, the Four Noble Truths, and the Eightfold Path spread quickly, covering much of southern Asia by the 8th century CE. Buddhism’s gain of followers can be attributed to the…

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  • Dance In Ancient Greek Culture

    individuals or groups moving in patterns, either practiced or impromptu, to the rhythm of music. Dance and music go hand in hand, allowing the music to set a tone for the dance, creating different styles of dance. Dance is likely to have begun as a ritual to appeal to a culture’s worshipped being or included in ones “rite of passage” (Histoy of Dance, n.d.). Evidence has been found in India showing the existence of dance in the form of paintings made in caves around nine-thousand years ago…

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  • Tony Blair's Response To The Great Famine

    While the Great famine could not have happened without the failure of the potato crop – something beyond the control of the British Government- their subsequent response, or there lack of, to the crisis greatly contributed to the devastation caused by the blight. As evidenced by Tony Blair’s 1997 apology to the Irish people, the British Government’s policies during the Great Famine toward a country it was, on paper at least, in union with, were unforgivable. Although the Conservative government…

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  • Women In First Century Palestine Essay

    Notes Summary Source Criticism • Women had little to no authority and weren 't treated as equals in 1st century Palestine • A women 's status and freedom was severely limited by Jewish law and custom • They were considered inferior and subordinate to men • There is no wisdom in a woman except with the spindle" (bYom. 66b) • Men had complete control over their wife and their daughter until she got married establishing their activities and their relationships that they were involved in • Women…

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  • Rise Of Buddhism Essay

    Buddhism: (1 - 1750) Buddhism originated in N. India, and is traced back to Siddhartha Guatama’s search for an antidote to end suffering in the 5th century BCE. Early Buddhism was spread slowly along the trade routes by Buddhist merchants and monks. In the 3rd century CE, Ashoka, a ruler of the Mauryan Empire, converted to Buddhism. He did not forcefully convert his people, but he sent missionaries to East Asia and left edicts throughout the empire. Buddhism eventually made it’s way into places…

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