# Josiah Willard Gibbs

American scientist

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## Why Is Josiah Willard Gibbs Influential?

(Suggest an Edit or Addition)According to Wikipedia, Josiah Willard Gibbs was an American scientist who made significant theoretical contributions to physics, chemistry, and mathematics. His work on the applications of thermodynamics was instrumental in transforming physical chemistry into a rigorous inductive science. Together with James Clerk Maxwell and Ludwig Boltzmann, he created statistical mechanics , explaining the laws of thermodynamics as consequences of the statistical properties of ensembles of the possible states of a physical system composed of many particles. Gibbs also worked on the application of Maxwell's equations to problems in physical optics. As a mathematician, he invented modern vector calculus .

## Josiah Willard Gibbs's Published Works

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- On the equilibrium of heterogeneous substances (1878) (1840)
- Elementary Principles in Statistical Mechanics (1902) (838)
- Elementary Principles in Statistical Mechanics: Developed with Especial Reference to the Rational Foundation of Thermodynamics (530)
- The scientific papers of J. Willard Gibbs (1907) (503)
- Fourier's Series (1898) (241)
- On the Fundamental Formulae of Dynamics (1879) (140)
- Collected works, vol.2 (71)
- Fourier's Series (57)
- The Collected Works of J. Willard Gibbs (Part 1: Elementary Principles in Statistical Mechanics; Part 2: Dynamics Vector Analysis) (44)
- On the equilibrium of heterogeneous substances : first [-second] part (36)
- Notes on the electromagnetic theory of light; Part II (1882) (29)
- Semi-Permeable Films and Osmotic Pressure (1897) (19)
- Elementare Grundlagen der statistischen Mechanik : entwickelt besonders im Hinblick auf eine rationelle Begründung der Thermodynamik (12)
- Quaternions and the “Ausdehnungslehre” (1891) (11)
- Quaternions and Vector Analysis (1893) (9)
- On the Rôle of Quaternions in the Algebra of Vectors (1891) (8)
- Quaternions and the Algebra of Vectors (1893) (4)
- Hubert Anson Newton (1897) (3)
- On the vapor-densities of peroxide of nitrogen, formic acid, acetic acid, and perchloride of phosphorus (1879) (3)
- Vector analysis, a textbook for students of mathematics and physics (2)
- The Form of the Teeth of Wheels in Spur Gearing. (1)
- Spherically Symmetric Solutions in Five-Dimensional General Relativity 1 (1)
- Comparison of the electric theory of light and Sir William Thomson's theory of a quasi-labile ether (1889) (1)
- On the vapor-densities of peroxide of nitrogen, formic acid, acetic acid, and perchloride of phosphorus (1879) (1)
- Remarks on the Preceding Essay (1)
- On the Velocity of Light as Determined by Foucault's Revolving Mirror (1886) (1)
- XI. Melek Tâus of the Yezidîs@@@XI. Melek Taus of the Yezidis (0)
- A comparison of the elastic and the electrical theories of light with respect to the law of double refraction and the dispersion of colors (1888) (0)
- ON AN ALLEGED EXCEPTION TO THE SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS. (1883) (0)
- On an Alleged Exception to the Second Law of Thermodynamics (1883) (0)
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- Characteristics of the Peshito Syriac Version of the New Testament (0)
- Notes on the electromagnetic theory of light; Part I (1882) (0)
- The Jews at Khaifung-fu in China (0)
- Velocity of Propagation of Electrostatic Force (1896) (0)
- XXVII. A comparison of the electric theory of light and Sir William Thomson's theory of a quasi-labile Æther (1889) (0)
- Chapter 2 Vectors and dyadics Summary (0)
- 2 Gibbs Free Energy (0)
- Certain suggestions by J. Willard Gibbs on geophysical research (1906) (0)
- Electromagnetic theory of light; Part III, General equations of monochromatic light in media of every degree of transparency (1883) (0)

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