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Dictionary of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences, According to the ... - Page 215
by James Mitchell - 1823 - 576 pages
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The British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences

William Nicholson - 1809
...the specific gravities of the two fluids. For a body immersed in a fluid will, when left to itself, sink, if its specific gravity be greater than that of the fluid ; if less it will rise to the surface : if the gravities be equal, the body will remain in whatever part...
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The British Encyclopedia, Or Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ..., Volume 3

William Nicholson - Science - 1809
...the specific gravities of the two fluids. For a body immersed in a fluid will, when left to itself, sink, if its specific gravity be greater than that of the fluid ; if less it will rise to the surface : if the gravities be equal, the body Trill remain in whatever part...
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A Treatise of Mechanics, Theoretical, Practical, and Descriptive, Volume 1

Olinthus Gregory - Mechanical engineering - 1815 - 58 pages
...propositions in this branch of our subject. 397. PROP. A body immersed in a fluid will, when left to itself, sink, if its specific gravity be greater than that of the fluid: it will rise to the surface and float there, if its specific gravity be less than that of the fluid...
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American edition of the British encyclopedia: or, Dictionary of ..., Volume 6

William Nicholson - Natural history - 1819
...specific gravities of the two fluids. — For a body immersed in a fluid will, when left to itself, sink, if its specific gravity be greater than that of the fluid ; if less, it will rise to the surface : if the gravities be equal, the body will remain in whatever part...
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Mechanics for Practical Men: Containing Explanations of the Principles of ...

James Hann, Isaac Dodds - Mechanics - 1833 - 208 pages
...body is the relation of its weight, compared with the weight of some other body of the same magnitude. A body immersed in a fluid will sink if its specific gravity be greater than that of the fluid; but if it be less, the body will rise to the top, and will be only partly immersed. If the specific...
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The engineer's and mechanic's encyclopædia

Luke Hebert - 1836
...: 2.625 : 7224000=201 tons 1 1 cwt. 1 qr. The properties of specific gravity are as follow : — 1. A body immersed in a fluid will sink if its specific...be less, the body will rise to the top, and be only immersed ; and if the specific gravity of the solid and fluid be equal, i remain at rest in any part...
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Rudimentary Dictionary of Terms Used in Architecture, Civil ..., Volumes 1-2

John Weale - Technology - 1850 - 564 pages
...body is the relation of its weight, compared with the weight of some other body of the same magnitude. A body immersed in a fluid will sink if its specific gravity be greater than that of the fluid ; but if it be less, the body will rise to the top, and will be only partly uncovered. If the specific...
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Rudimentary dictionary of terms used in architecture [&c.].

John Weale - 1850
...body is the relation of its weight, compared with the weight of some other body of the same magnitude. A body immersed in a fluid will sink if its specific gravity be greater than that of the fluid; but if it be less, the body will rise to the top, and will be only partly uncovered. If the specific...
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Rudimentary Dictionary of Terms Used in Architecture: Civil, Architecture ...

John Weale - Architecture - 1859 - 596 pages
...weight, compared with the weight of some other body of the same magnitude. A body immersed in a fluid wiU sink if its specific gravity be greater than that of the fluid ; but if it be less, the body will rise to the top, and will be only partly uncovered. If the specific...
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