Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00018 - George Gabriel Stokes Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00018

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George Gabriel Stokes Papers

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  • 1865 (Creation)

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1 box

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(1819-1903)

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Sir Gabriel Stokes, born in Ireland and educated at Cambridge University, was a mathematician and physicist. His researches, done in many fields, developed the modern theory of viscous fluids, revealed the nature of fluorescence, and helped to establish the composition of chlorophyll. The important work he did on the undulatory theory of light led to publication of his Dynamical Theory of Diffraction (1849). His other publications include Light (1884) and Natural Theology (1891). He died in 1903.

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The collection consists of lectures, in the hand of Charles Niven, by Stokes on hydrostatics and optics.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-request

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  • English

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