photo neededIn thermodynamics, James Thomson (farmer) (1738-c.1810) was a Scottish farmer notable for being, in a way, the grand-patriarch of the Glasgow school of thermodynamics, through the later workings of his third son James Thomson (mathematician), and his sons James Thomson (engineer) and William Thomson (physicist). It is said James Thomson (farmer) gave his children what little education they could receive. [1]

1. James Thomson (mathematician) – MacTutor Biography, University of St. Andrews.

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