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Kelvin, Perry and the age of the earth

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The earliest credible account on the age of the Earth came from William Thomson, better known as Lord Kelvin and from his assistant John Perry. They estimated the Earth age by taking into account heat measurements. Kelvin used the Fourier transformation which had shown that diffusion equation, in which the rate of change of temperature at a point is proportional to the second spatial derivative of the temperature, with the constant of proportionality being a property of the material called th...

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10.1511/2007.66.3755

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
AMERICAN SCIENTIST
Volume:
95
Issue:
4
Pages:
342-349
Publication date:
2007-01-01
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EISSN:
1545-2786
ISSN:
0003-0996
Source identifiers:
82767
Language:
English
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pubs:82767
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pubs:82767
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2012-12-19

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