In the following, I post the slides from the two-hour lecture on Lord Kelvin. A child prodigy, Lord Kelvin maintained a dominant position as a leading scientist during most of the second half of the nineteenth century. Unable to come to terms with discoveries about the atomic nature of matter, his opposition to Darwin's theory and also his inability to accept Rutherford's theory of radioactivity put Kelvin on the losing side of many arguments in the latter part of his career. But this does not diminish his brilliant contributions to thermodynamics and the far reaching influence of many of his engineering achievements.
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