Timeline of thermodynamics

A timeline of events in the history of thermodynamics.

Before 1800





See also


  1. In 1662, he published a second edition of the 1660 book New Experiments Physico-Mechanical, Touching the Spring of the Air, and its Effects with an addendum Whereunto is Added a Defence of the Authors Explication of the Experiments, Against the Obiections of Franciscus Linus and Thomas Hobbes; see J Appl Physiol 98: 31–39, 2005. (Jap.physiology.org Online.)
  2. Hooke, Robert, Robert (1965). Micrographia. s.l.: Science Heritage. p. 12.
  3. Becher, Johann Joachim, 1635-1682. (1738). Physica subterranea profundam subterraneorum genesin, e principiis hucusque ignotis, ostendens. Ex officina Weidmanniana. OCLC 3425904.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. Jenkins, Rhys (1936). Links in the History of Engineering and Technology from Tudor Times. Ayer Publishing. p. 66. ISBN 0-8369-2167-4.
  5. See:
    • Daniel Rutherford (1772) "Dissertatio Inauguralis de aere fixo, aut mephitico" (Inaugural dissertation on the air [called] fixed or mephitic), M.D. dissertation, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
    • English translation: Leonard Dobbin (1935) "Daniel Rutherford's inaugural dissertation," Journal of Chemical Education, 12 (8) : 370–375.
    • See also: James R. Marshall and Virginia L. Marshall (Spring 2015) "Rediscovery of the Elements: Daniel Rutherford, nitrogen, and the demise of phlogiston," The Hexagon (of Alpha Chi Sigma), 106 (1) : 4–8. Available on-line at: University of North Texas.
  6. Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent (1965). Elements of chemistry, in a new systematic order: containing all the modern discoveries. Courier Dover Publications. p. 15. ISBN 0-486-64624-6.
  7. Prévost, Pierre (April 1791). "Mémoire sur l'équilibre du feu". Observations Sur la Physique (in French). XXXVIII (1): 314–323.
  8. Brown, Robert, 1773-1858. (1828). A brief account of microscopical observations made in the months of June, July, and August, 1827, on the particles contained in the pollen of plants: and on the general existence of active molecules in organic and inorganic bodies ... A. and C. Black. OCLC 38057036.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  9. CLAPEYRON, Benoît Paul Émile. (1834). Mémoire sur la puissance motrice de la chaleur. OCLC 559435201.
  10. Waterston, John J. (1843). Thoughts on the mental functions : being an attempt to treat metaphysics as a branch of the physiology of the nervous system. London. OCLC 328092289.
  11. "Neglected Pioneers". www.math.umd.edu. Retrieved 2020-12-20.
  12. Joule, J.P. (1843). "LII. On the calorific effects of magneto-electricity, and on the mechanical value of heat". The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science. 23 (154): 435–443. doi:10.1080/14786444308644766. ISSN 1941-5966.
  13. Grove, W. R. (1874). The correlation of physical forces (6th edition) by W.R. Grove. London: Longmans, Green. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.19475.
  14. Helmholtz, Hermann v. (1847). Über die Erhaltung der Kraft, eine physikalische Abhandlung. OCLC 488622067.
  15. Planck, Max, 1858-1947. Zur Theorie des Gesetzes der Energieverteilung im Normalspectrum. OCLC 15745309.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  16. Einstein, Albert (1905). "On a Heuristic Viewpoint Concerning the Production and Transformation of Light" (PDF). Annalen der Physik (In German).
  17. Debye, Peter (1912). "Zur Theorie der spezifischen Waerme". Annalen der Physik (in German). 39 (4): 789–839. Bibcode:1912AnP...344..789D. doi:10.1002/andp.19123441404.
  18. Saha, Megh Nad (1920). "LIII.Ionization in the solar chromosphere". Philosophical Magazine. Series 6. 40 (238): 472–488. doi:10.1080/14786441008636148.
  19. Fermi, Enrico (1926). "Sulla quantizzazione del gas perfetto monoatomico". Rendiconti Lincei (in Italian). 3: 145–9., translated as Zannoni, Alberto (1999-12-14). "On the Quantization of the Monoatomic Ideal Gas". arXiv:cond-mat/9912229.
  20. Dirac, Paul A. M. (1926). "On the Theory of Quantum Mechanics". Proceedings of the Royal Society A. 112 (762): 661–77. Bibcode:1926RSPSA.112..661D. doi:10.1098/rspa.1926.0133. JSTOR 94692.
  21. von Neumann, John (1927), "Wahrscheinlichkeitstheoretischer Aufbau der Quantenmechanik", Göttinger Nachrichten, 1: 245–272
  22. Anonymous (1927). "Minutes of the Philadelphia Meeting December 28, 29, 30, 1926". Physical Review. 29 (2): 350–373. Bibcode:1927PhRv...29..350.. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.29.350.
  23. Johnson, J. (1928). "Thermal Agitation of Electricity in Conductors". Physical Review. 32 (97): 97–109. Bibcode:1928PhRv...32...97J. doi:10.1103/physrev.32.97.
  24. Nyquist H (1928). "Thermal Agitation of Electric Charge in Conductors". Physical Review. 32 (1): 110–113. Bibcode:1928PhRv...32..110N. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.32.110.
  25. Onsager, Lars (1931-02-15). "Reciprocal Relations in Irreversible Processes. I." Physical Review. American Physical Society (APS). 37 (4): 405–426. Bibcode:1931PhRv...37..405O. doi:10.1103/physrev.37.405. ISSN 0031-899X.
  26. A. A. Vlasov (1938). "On Vibration Properties of Electron Gas". J. Exp. Theor. Phys. (in Russian). 8 (3): 291.
  27. A. A. Vlasov (1968). "The Vibrational Properties of an Electron Gas". Soviet Physics Uspekhi. 10 (6): 721–733. Bibcode:1968SvPhU..10..721V. doi:10.1070/PU1968v010n06ABEH003709.
  28. N. N. Bogolyubov Jr. and D. P. Sankovich (1994). "N. N. Bogolyubov and statistical mechanics". Russian Math. Surveys 49(5): 19—49. doi:10.1070/RM1994v049n05ABEH002419
  29. N. N. Bogoliubov and N. M. Krylov (1939). Fokker–Planck equations generated in perturbation theory by a method based on the spectral properties of a perturbed Hamiltonian. Zapiski Kafedry Fiziki Akademii Nauk Ukrainian SSR 4: 81–157 (in Ukrainian).
  30. Onsager, Lars (1944-02-01). "Crystal Statistics. I. A Two-Dimensional Model with an Order-Disorder Transition". Physical Review. 65 (3–4): 117–149. Bibcode:1944PhRv...65..117O. doi:10.1103/physrev.65.117. ISSN 0031-899X.
  31. N. N. Bogoliubov (1946). "Kinetic Equations". Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics (in Russian). 16 (8): 691–702.
  32. N. N. Bogoliubov (1946). "Kinetic Equations". Journal of Physics USSR. 10 (3): 265–274.
  33. Shannon, Claude Elwood, 1916-2001. (September 1998). The mathematical theory of communication. ISBN 978-0-252-09803-1. OCLC 967725093.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  34. Kubo, Ryogo (1957-06-15). "Statistical-Mechanical Theory of Irreversible Processes. I. General Theory and Simple Applications to Magnetic and Conduction Problems". Journal of the Physical Society of Japan. 12 (6): 570–586. doi:10.1143/JPSJ.12.570. ISSN 0031-9015.
  35. Jaynes, E.T. (1957). "Information theory and statistical mechanics" (PDF). Physical Review. 106 (4): 620–630. Bibcode:1957PhRv..106..620J. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.106.620.
  36. (1957). "Information theory and statistical mechanics II" (PDF). Physical Review. 108 (2): 171–190. Bibcode:1957PhRv..108..171J. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.108.171.