Lord Kelvin

Lord Kelvin was a British scientist who was born in Belfast, Ireland. He lived from 1824-1907. Lord Kelvin developed a temperature scale that is named after him.


Lord Kelvin

Lord Kelvin was a British scientist who was born in Belfast, Ireland. He lived from 1824-1907. Lord Kelvin developed a temperature scale that is named after him. Kelvin's work with temperature and pressure systems led to the theory the energy cannot be destroyed, only passed from one form to another.


Lord Kelvin

Lord Kelvin was born as William Thomsen in Belfast, Ireland, in 1824. The absolute scale of temperature (Kelvin scale) is named after him as he was the first to develop its theory. Kelvin's work with Carnot's cycle led to the second law of thermodynamics. This law explains that heat cannot spontaneously pass from one object to another without some form of energy being transformed or lost.

Both of these accomplishments lended toward a better understanding of our universe, from how an automobile engine works, to the dynamics of a thunderstorm, to how Earth obtains heat from the sun.



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