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Hot Molecules, Cold Electrons : From the Mathematics of Heat to the Development of the TransAtlantic Telegraph Cable, Paul J. Nahin, (electronic resource)
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 An entertaining mathematical exploration of the heat equation and its role in the triumphant development of the transAtlantic telegraph cableHeat, like gravity, shapes nearly every aspect of our world and universe, from how milk dissolves in coffee to how molten planets cool. The heat equation, a cornerstone of modern physics, demystifies such processes, painting a mathematical picture of the way heat diffuses through matter. Presenting the mathematics and history behind the heat equation, Hot Molecules, Cold Electrons tells the remarkable story of how a foundational idea brought about one of the greatest technological advancements of the modern era.Paul Nahin vividly recounts the heat equation's tremendous influence on society, showing how French mathematical physicist Joseph Fourier discovered, derived, and solved the equation in the early nineteenth century. Nahin then follows Scottish physicist William Thomson, whose further analysis of Fourier's explorations led to the groundbreaking transAtlantic telegraph cable. This feat of engineering reduced the time a message could be sent across the ocean from weeks to minutes. Readers also learn that Thomson used Fourier's solutions to calculate the age of the earth, and, in a bit of colorful lore, that writer Charles Dickens relied on the transAtlantic cable to save himself from a careerdamaging scandal. The book's mathematical and scientific explorations can be easily understood by anyone with a basic knowledge of high school calculus and physics, and MATLAB code is included to aid readers who would like to solve the heat equation themselves.A testament to the intricate links between mathematics and physics, Hot Molecules, Cold Electrons offers a fascinating glimpse into a formative equation's relationship with one of the most important developments in human communication
 Language

 eng
 eng
 Extent
 1 online resource (232 p.)
 Contents

 CHAPTER 6. Epilogue
 APPENDIX. How to Differentiate an Integral
 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
 NOTES
 INDEX
 ALSO BY PAUL J. NAHIN
 Frontmatter
 CONTENTS
 FOREWORD
 CHAPTER 1. Mathematics and Physics
 CHAPTER 2. Fourier's Mathematics
 CHAPTER 3. The Heat Equation
 CHAPTER 4. Solving the Heat Equation
 CHAPTER 5. William Thomson and the Infinitely Long Telegraph Cable Equation
 Isbn
 9780691199948
 Label
 Hot Molecules, Cold Electrons : From the Mathematics of Heat to the Development of the TransAtlantic Telegraph Cable
 Title
 Hot Molecules, Cold Electrons
 Title remainder
 From the Mathematics of Heat to the Development of the TransAtlantic Telegraph Cable
 Statement of responsibility
 Paul J. Nahin
 Language

 eng
 eng
 Summary
 An entertaining mathematical exploration of the heat equation and its role in the triumphant development of the transAtlantic telegraph cableHeat, like gravity, shapes nearly every aspect of our world and universe, from how milk dissolves in coffee to how molten planets cool. The heat equation, a cornerstone of modern physics, demystifies such processes, painting a mathematical picture of the way heat diffuses through matter. Presenting the mathematics and history behind the heat equation, Hot Molecules, Cold Electrons tells the remarkable story of how a foundational idea brought about one of the greatest technological advancements of the modern era.Paul Nahin vividly recounts the heat equation's tremendous influence on society, showing how French mathematical physicist Joseph Fourier discovered, derived, and solved the equation in the early nineteenth century. Nahin then follows Scottish physicist William Thomson, whose further analysis of Fourier's explorations led to the groundbreaking transAtlantic telegraph cable. This feat of engineering reduced the time a message could be sent across the ocean from weeks to minutes. Readers also learn that Thomson used Fourier's solutions to calculate the age of the earth, and, in a bit of colorful lore, that writer Charles Dickens relied on the transAtlantic cable to save himself from a careerdamaging scandal. The book's mathematical and scientific explorations can be easily understood by anyone with a basic knowledge of high school calculus and physics, and MATLAB code is included to aid readers who would like to solve the heat equation themselves.A testament to the intricate links between mathematics and physics, Hot Molecules, Cold Electrons offers a fascinating glimpse into a formative equation's relationship with one of the most important developments in human communication
 Cataloging source
 DEB1597
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
 Nahin, Paul J
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 other
 Language note
 In English
 Nature of contents
 dictionaries
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 Heat equation
 Heat
 Mathematical physics
 Telegraph cables
 Telegraph cables
 Transatlantic cables
 Target audience
 specialized
 Label
 Hot Molecules, Cold Electrons : From the Mathematics of Heat to the Development of the TransAtlantic Telegraph Cable, Paul J. Nahin, (electronic resource)
 Contents

 CHAPTER 6. Epilogue
 APPENDIX. How to Differentiate an Integral
 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
 NOTES
 INDEX
 ALSO BY PAUL J. NAHIN
 Frontmatter
 CONTENTS
 FOREWORD
 CHAPTER 1. Mathematics and Physics
 CHAPTER 2. Fourier's Mathematics
 CHAPTER 3. The Heat Equation
 CHAPTER 4. Solving the Heat Equation
 CHAPTER 5. William Thomson and the Infinitely Long Telegraph Cable Equation
 Control code
 ssj0002447108
 Dimensions
 unknown
 Extent
 1 online resource (232 p.)
 Form of item
 online
 Governing access note
 Access restricted to subscribing institutions
 Isbn
 9780691199948
 Lccn
 2019027369
 Other control number
 10.1515/9780691199948
 Other physical details
 37 b/w illus
 Specific material designation
 remote
 System control number
 (WaSeSS)ssj0002447108
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 Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web
 Label
 Hot Molecules, Cold Electrons : From the Mathematics of Heat to the Development of the TransAtlantic Telegraph Cable, Paul J. Nahin, (electronic resource)
 Contents

 CHAPTER 6. Epilogue
 APPENDIX. How to Differentiate an Integral
 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
 NOTES
 INDEX
 ALSO BY PAUL J. NAHIN
 Frontmatter
 CONTENTS
 FOREWORD
 CHAPTER 1. Mathematics and Physics
 CHAPTER 2. Fourier's Mathematics
 CHAPTER 3. The Heat Equation
 CHAPTER 4. Solving the Heat Equation
 CHAPTER 5. William Thomson and the Infinitely Long Telegraph Cable Equation
 Control code
 ssj0002447108
 Dimensions
 unknown
 Extent
 1 online resource (232 p.)
 Form of item
 online
 Governing access note
 Access restricted to subscribing institutions
 Isbn
 9780691199948
 Lccn
 2019027369
 Other control number
 10.1515/9780691199948
 Other physical details
 37 b/w illus
 Specific material designation
 remote
 System control number
 (WaSeSS)ssj0002447108
 System details
 Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web
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