## The Collected works of J. Willard Gibbs (2 volumes)

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1948. Hardcover. 2 Volumes. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. 2 volumes illustrations Vol 1 434. Vol 2 284. VG ex-lib copy. Associated library markings and stickers on both volumes. Covers have discoloration and fading. Bookblocks have age toning. Somes pages have corners bent. Item #187448

Contents: Volume 1. Thermodynamics -- 1. Graphical methods in the thermodynamics of fluids -- 2. A method of geometrical representation of the thermodynamic properties of substances by means of surfaces -- 3. On the equilibrium of heterogeneous substances -- 4. Abstract of the "Equilibrium of heterogeneous substances" -- 5. On the vapor-densities of peroxide of nitrogen, formic acid, acetic acid, and perchloride of phosphorus -- 6. On an alleged exception to the second law of thermodynamics -- 7. Electrochemical thermodynamics: two letters to the secretary of the Electrolysis Committee of the British Association for the Advancement of Science -- 8. Semi-permeable films and osmotic principles -- 9. Unpublished fragments of a supplement to the "Equilibrium of heterogeneous substances."Volume 2, Part 1. Elementary principles in statistical mechanics -- 1. General notions: the principle of conservation of extension-in-phase -- 2. Application of the principle of conservation of extension-of-phase to the theory of errors -- 3. Application of the principle of conservation of extension-of-phase to the integration of the differential equations of motion -- 4. On the distribution-in-phase called canonical, in which the index of probability is a linear function of the energy -- 5. Average values in a canonical ensemble of systems -- 6. Extension-in-configuration and extension-in-velocity -- 7. Farther discussion of averages in a canonical ensemble of systems -- 8. On certain important functions of the energies of a system -- 9. The function [phi] and the canonical distribution -- 10. On a distribution in phase called microcanonical in which all the systems have the same energy -- 11. Maximum and minimum properties of various distributions in phase -- 12. On the motion of systems and ensembles of systems through long periods of time -- 13. Effect of various processes on an ensemble of systems -- 14. Discussion of thermodynamic analogies -- 15. Systems composed of molecules.Volume 2, Part 2. Dynamics, vector analysis and multiple algebra, electromagnetic theory of light, etc. -- [Section 1] Dynamics -- 1. On the fundamental formulae of dynamics -- 2. On the fundamental formula of statistical mechanics with applications to astronomy and thermodynamics (abstract) -- [Section 2] Vector analysis and multiple algebra -- 3. Elements of vector analysis, arranged for the use of students in physics -- 4. On multiple algebra: vice-president's address before the American Association for the Advancement of Science -- 5. On the determination of elliptic orbits from three complete observations -- 6. On the use of the vector method in the determination of orbits: letter to the editor of Klinkerfues' "Theoretische Astronomie" -- 7. On the rôle of quaternions in the algebra of vectors -- 8. Quaternions and the "Ausdehnungslehre" -- 9. Quaternions and the algebra of vectors -- 10. Quaternions and vector analysis -- [Section 3] The electrodynamic theory of light -- 11. On double refraction and the dispersion of colors in perfectly transparent media -- 12. On double refraction in perfectly transparent media which exhibit the phenomena of circular polarization -- 13. On the general equations of monochromatic light in media of every degree of transparency -- 14. A comparison of the elastic and the electrical theories of light with respect to the law of double refraction and the dispersion of colors -- 15. A comparison of the electric theory of light and Sir William Thomson's theory of a quasi-labile ether -- [Section 4] Miscellaneous papers -- 16. Reviews of Newcomb and Michelson's "Velocity of light in air and refracting media" and of Ketteler's "Theoretische Optik" -- 17. On the velocity of light as determined by Foucault's revolving mirror -- 18. Velocity of propagation of electrostatic force -- 19. Fourier's series -- 20. Rudolf Julius Emanuel Clausius -- 21. Hubert Anson Newton.

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