Report of the Annual Meeting, Volume 72 (Google eBook)

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J. Murray., 1903 - Science
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Contents

General Meetings
cxviii
The Longitudinal Stability of Aerial Gliders By Professor G
3
Experiments for Improving the Construction of Practical Standards
53
Seismologies Investigations Seventh Report of the Committee consisting
59
Magnetic Observations at Falmouth Report of the Committee consisting
75
Report on the Theory of Pointgroups Part II By Frances IIardcastle
81
Meteorological Observations on Ben Nevis Report of the Committee consist
93
Absorption Spectra and Chemical Constitution of Organic Substances
99
On the Curves of Molecular Vibrations of Quinone
107
Hydroaromatic Compounds with Single Nucleus By Arthur W Crossley
120
Wavelength Tables of the Spectra of the Elements and Compounds Report
137
The Nature of Alloys Report of the Committee consisting of Mr F
175
Our Present Knowledge of Aromatic Diazocompounds By Gilbert
181
Registration of Type Specimens of British Fossils Report of the Committee
210
The Movements of Underground Waters of Northwest Yorkshire Third
224
Photographs of Geological Interest in the United Kingdom Thirteenth
229
Kesh Caves co Sligo Report of the Committee consisting of Dr R
247
Occupation of a Table at the Zoological Station at Naples Report
259
Investigations made at the Marine Biological Laboratory Plymouth Report
271
Index Generum et Specierum Animalium Report of the Committee consist
283
The Resistance of Road Vehicles to Traction Report of the Committee con
314
Experiments by Professor H S HeleShaw F R S 1807
337
Small Screw Gauge Report of the Committee consisting of Sir W
350
Ethnological Survey of Canada Report of the Committee consisting
353
Anthropological Photographs Interim Report of the Committee consisting
449

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Page xxxvi - All Recommendations of Grants of Money, Requests for Special Researches, and Reports on Scientific Subjects shall be submitted to the Committee of Recommendations, and not taken into consideration by the General Committee unless previously recommended by the Committee of Recommendations.
Page 19 - Cold," published two years later in a separate work. This is really a most complete history of everything known about cold up to that date, but its great merit is the inclusion of numerous experiments made by Boyle himself on frigorific mixtures, and the general effects of such upon matter.
Page xxx - Members who in 184G, or in subsequent years, have paid on admission Ten Pounds as a composition. 3. Annual Members admitted from 1831 to 1839 inclusive, subject to the payment of One Pound annually. [May resume their Membership after intermission of Annual Payment.] 4. Annual Members admitted in any year since 1839, subject to the payment of Two Pounds for the first year, and One Pound in each following year. [May resume their Membership after intermission of Annual Payment.] 5. Associates for the...
Page xxix - Association. Persons not belonging to such Institutions shall be elected by the General Committee or Council to become Life Members of the Association, Annual Subscribers, or Associates for the year, subject to the approval of a General Meeting. Compositions, Subscriptions, and Privileges.
Page 9 - The impregnable position of science may be described in a few words. We claim, and we shall wrest from theology, the entire domain of cosmological theory. All schemes and systems which thus infringe upon the domain of science must, in so far as they do this, submit to its control, and relinquish all thought of controlling it.
Page xxxvii - The Conference of Delegates shall be summoned by the Secretaries to hold one or more meetings during each Annual Meeting of the Association, and shall be empowered to invite any Member or Associate to take part in the meetings. 10. The...
Page 746 - THE general explanation of Totemism to which the Intichiuma ceremonies seem to point is that it is primarily an organised and co-operative system of magic designed to secure for the members of the community, on the one hand, a plentiful supply of all the commodities of which they stand in need, and, on the other hand, immunity from all the perils and dangers to which man is exposed in his struggle with nature.
Page 34 - Another important application of liquid air, liquid hydrogen, &c., is as analytic agents. Thus, if a gaseous mixture be cooled by means of liquid oxygen, only those constituents will be left in the gaseous state which are less condensable than oxygen. Similarly, if this gaseous residue be in its turn cooled in liquid hydrogen a still further separation will be effected, everything that is less volatile than hydrogen being condensed to a liquid or solid. By proceeding in this fashion it has been found...
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Page 33 - The coefficient of expansion of the fluid is remarkable, being about ten times that of the gas ; it is by far the lightest liquid known to exist, its density being only one-fourteenth that of water ; the lightest liquid previously known was liquid marsh gas, which is six times heavier. The only solid which has so small density as to float upon its surface is a piece of pith wood. It is by far the coldest liquid known. At ordinary atmospheric pressure it boils at minus 252'5 degrees or 20'5 degrees...

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