John Leslie





John Leslie

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born
in Largo, Fife, Scotland, The United Kingdom
April 10, 1766

died
November 03, 1832

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Sir John Leslie (10 April 1766 – 3 November 1832) was a Scottish mathematician and physicist best remembered for his research into heat.

Leslie gave the first modern account of capillary action in 1802 and froze water using an air-pump in 1810, the first artificial production of ice.

In 1804, he experimented with radiant heat using a cubical vessel filled with boiling water. One side of the cube is composed of highly polished metal, two of dull metal (copper) and one side painted black. He showed that radiation was greatest from the black side and negligible from the polished side. The apparatus is known as a Leslie cube.

Leslie was born of humble parentage at Largo in Fife and received his early education there and at Leven.

From 1788–1789 he
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“The true business of the philosopher, though not flattering to his vanity, is merely to ascertain, arrange and condense the facts.”
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“Bon voyage.” As Ardis glided away from the piano, I segued into “Love for Sale.” She paused a second, then turned and winked at me. I winked back.”
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