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John William Strutt

John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, (12 November 1842 – 30 June 1919) was an English mathematician who made extensive contributions to science. He spent all of his academic career at the University of Cambridge. Among many honors, he received the 1904 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his investigations of the densities of the most important gases and for his discovery of argon in connection with these studies." He served as president of the Royal Society from 1905 to 1908 and as chancellor of the University of Cambridge from 1908 to 1919.

Rayleigh provided the first theoretical treatment of the elastic scattering of light by particles much smaller than the light's wavelength, a phenomenon now known as "Rayleigh scattering", which notably explains why the sky is blue. He studied and described transverse surface waves in solids, now known as "Rayleigh waves". He contributed extensively to fluid dynamics, with concepts such as the Rayleigh number (a dimensionless number associated with natural convection), Rayleigh flow, the Rayleigh–Taylor instability, and Rayleigh's criterion for the stability of Taylor–Couette flow. He also formulated the circulation theory of aerodynamic lift. In optics, Rayleigh proposed a well-known criterion for angular resolution. His derivation of the Rayleigh–Jeans law for classical black-body radiation later played an important role in the birth of quantum mechanics (see Ultraviolet catastrophe). Rayleigh's textbook The Theory of Sound (1877) is still used today by acousticians and engineers.

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Some of their strengths

John William Strutt has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Generous, Optimistic, Intense, Passionate, Imaginative, Hardworking, and Loyal.

Intense and Passionate

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, John William Strutt is someone who is an intense, passionate, and intuitive person who is fiercely independent, authentic and direct when engaging with others. A person who defines themself by their friends and what groups they belong to.

Soulful and Intuitive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know John William Strutt well know them as someone who can be graceful, romantic, and reserved, like gentle rain.

Optimistic and Frank

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe John William Strutt as someone who is optimistic, principled, adventurous, and direct.

A person who isn't shy about expressing their opinions, loves competition, loves learning things themself, who is known for being inventive and original, and who loves being surrounded by friends and loved ones.

Dynamic and Imaginative

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, John William Strutt is someone who can bring a purifying element to situations, and who is a risk-taker with vision and imagination.

They are also someone who is altruistic, tolerant, and sophisticated, and who tends to be a perfectionist who is always working to try and make everything and everyone better.

Mysterious and Methodical

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, John William Strutt tends to be someone who can come across as mysterious and intense, who can be a complex thinker who is methodical and intuitive, and who can overcome challenges that most others would not be able to.

Some of John William Strutt's challenges

While John William Strutt has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, John William Strutt can be Stubborn, Emotional, Complicated, Brusque, Indecisive, Unrealistic, and Suspicious.

Complicated and Brusque

One of John William Strutt's key challenges is that they are someone who can be complicated and gruff with others.

Pushy and Restless

John William Strutt is someone who can be arrogant and bossy, who can have difficulty concentrating and focusing, be unable to separate emotions from business decisions, and who can engage in excessive spending in support of an expensive lifestyle and habits.

Sensitive and Aggressive

Finally, John William Strutt also can be too "touchy-feely", have a hard time expressing feelings, be too aggressive and headstrong, and be too unforgiving of others' mistakes.

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