Overview

In 1847, Regnault, in his 700-page article “Experimental Relations … to determine the Main Laws and Numerical Data Entering into the Calculations of Steam Machines”, presented what was then considered the standard authority of data in relation to critical point phenomena. [2] This paper stimulated William Rankine to develop his theories of thermo-dynamics and his “molecular vortex” hypothesis.

Education

Regnault entered the École Polytechnique in 1830, graduating in 1832, and then entered the École des Mines, where he developed an aptitude for experimental chemistry. [3]

See also

● Thomson’s search for Carnot’s

References

1. (a) Muller, Ingo. (2007).

(b) Laider, Keith J. (1993).

2. (a) Regnault, Henri V. (1847). “Experimental Relations … to determine the Main Laws and Numerical Data Entering into the Calculations of Steam Machines” (“Relations des experiences … pour determiner les principales lois et les donnees numeriques qui entrent dand le calcul des machines a vapeur.”),

(b) Thurston, Robert. (1878).

3. Henri-Victor Regnault – NNDB.

Further reading

● Dalton, John, Gay-Lussac, Joseph L., Biot, Jean-Baptiste, Regnault, Victor, and Chappuis, Pierre E. (1902).

External links

● Henri Victor Regnault – Wikipedia.

● Henri Victor Regnault – Encyclopedia Britannica, 1911.