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Tait, Peter

Tait, Peter Guthrie (b. 1831), a man of science, was born at Dalkeith, and educated at the universities of Edinburg and Cambridge. His contributions to mathematics and physical science include works on Quaternions (1866), Thermodynamics (1868), Heat and Light (1884), a Treatise on Natural Philosophy, written in conjunction with Lord Kelvin (1867), and many learned papers in scientific periodicals. The Unseen Universe (1874) and Paradoxical Philosophy (1878), by Tait and Balfour Stewart, discuss the relations of science and religion.

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