People From Wigton: William Henry Bragg, Melvyn Bragg, Jonathan Boucher, John Woodcock Graves, Robert Atkinson Books LLC

ISBN: 9781156928745

Published: May 25th 2010

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People From Wigton: William Henry Bragg, Melvyn Bragg, Jonathan Boucher, John Woodcock Graves, Robert Atkinson by Books LLC
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Chapters: William Henry Bragg, Melvyn Bragg, Jonathan Boucher, John Woodcock Graves, Robert Atkinson. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 29. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where youMoreChapters: William Henry Bragg, Melvyn Bragg, Jonathan Boucher, John Woodcock Graves, Robert Atkinson. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 29. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: University of LeedsUniversity College London Royal InstitutionSir William Henry Bragg OM, KBE, PRS (2 July 1862 10 March 1942) was a British physicist, chemist, mathematician and active sportsman who uniquely shared a Nobel Prize with his son William Lawrence Bragg - the 1915 Nobel Prize in Physics.

The mineral Braggite is named after him and his son. Bragg was born at Westward near Wigton, Cumberland, the son of Robert John Bragg, a merchant marine officer and farmer, and his wife Mary n e Wood, a clergymans daughter. When Bragg was seven years old, his mother died, and he was raised by his uncle, also named William Bragg, at Market Harborough, Leicestershire. He was educated at the Old Grammar School there, at King Williams College on the Isle of Man, and having won an exhibition, at Trinity College, Cambridge.

He graduated in 1884 as third wrangler, and in 1885 was awarded a first in the mathematical tripos. In 1885, (at the age of 23), Bragg was appointed Elder Professor of Mathematics and Experimental Physics at the University of Adelaide, and started work there early in 1886. Being a skilled mathematician, at that time he had limited knowledge of physics, most of which was in the form of applied mathematics he had learnt at Trinity. Also at that time, there were only about a hundred students doing full courses at Adelaide, of whom less than a handful belonged to the science school, whose deficient teaching facilities Bragg improved by apprenticing himself to a firm of instrument makers.

Bragg was an able and popular lecturer- he encouraged the formation of the student union, and the attendance, free of...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=396459



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