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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Thompson, William

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The group of sciences (excluding biology and chemistry) which treat of the phenomena, and the laws governing the phenomena associated with matter in general. It therefore treats of:

  • matter, its constitution and properties
  • mechanics, which includes statics and dynamics, and treats of the action of forces on material bodies
  • acoustics, which treats of the phenomena of sound and its laws, etc.
  • heat, which treats of the effects produced by the force of the form of energy known as heat
  • optics, which treats of all connected with the phenomena of sight
  • electricity and magnetism, which treat of the agency of electricity and phenomena caused by it, and of the laws of magnetic force

Among those who have made important contributions to the science are:

CATHOLICS

  • Ampere, Andre Marie
  • Babinet, Jacques
  • Beccaria, Giovanni Battista
  • Becquerel, Antoine Cesar
  • Becquerel, Antoine Henri
  • Branley, Edward
  • Coulomb, Charles Augustin
  • Delany, Patrick Bernard
  • Fizeau, Armand Hippolyte Louis
  • Foucault, Jean Bernard Leon
  • Fraunhofer, Joseph van
  • Fresnel, Augustin-Jean
  • Galilei, Galileo
  • Galvani, Luigi
  • Gramme, Zenobe Theophile
  • Grimaldi, Francesco Maria
  • Haüy, René Just
  • Mariotte, Edme
  • Matteucci, Carlo
  • Melloni, Macedonio
  • Nobili, Leopoldo
  • Regnault, Victor
  • Torricelli, Evangelista
  • Volta, Alessandro

OTHER CHRISTIAN PHYSICISTS

  • Boyle, Robert
  • Brewster, David
  • Faraday, Michael
  • Helmholtz, Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand van
  • Hertz, Heinrich Rudolf
  • Huygens, Christian
  • Joule, James Prescott
  • Maxwell, James Clerk
  • Mayer, Julius Robert
  • Newton, Isaac
  • Oersted, Hans Christian
  • Ohm, Georg Simon
  • Rankine, W. J. Macquom
  • Siemens, Werner von
  • Stokes, George Gabriel
  • Strutt, John William
  • Thompson, Benjamin
  • Thompson, William
  • Young, Thomas

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Entry for 'Thompson, William'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/t/thompson-william.html. 1910.

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