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Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy$
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Raymond Flood, Mark McCartney, and Andrew Whitaker

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199231256

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231256.001.0001

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Educating William: Belfast, Glasgow, and Cambridge

Educating William: Belfast, Glasgow, and Cambridge

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(p.23) 2 Educating William: Belfast, Glasgow, and Cambridge
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Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy
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Alex D. D. Craik

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231256.003.0002

This chapter discusses the early education of William Thomson. It covers the influence of his father James Thomson in his education, his experiences at Glasgow College, at Cambridge University, and preparation for the Glasgow chair.

Keywords:   William Thomson, James Thomson, Glasgow College, Cambridge University, Glasgow chair

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