William John Macquorn Rankine

William John Macquorn Rankine (5 Julie 1820 – 24 December 1872) wis a Scots ingineer [1], pheesicist an mathematician. He is considered ane o the central foonders o the science o thermodynamics. In 1859 he proponed the "Rankine temperatur scale", which wis named efter him

William Rankine
William Rankine 1870s.jpg
Born5 Julie 1820(1820-07-05)
Edinburgh
Died24 December 1872(1872-12-24) (aged 52)
Glasgow
NaitionalityScots
Kent forRankine temperatur scale
Rankine cycle
AwairdsKeith Medal (1854)
Scientific career
Fieldsthermodynamics

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