The Electrical Researches of the Honourable Henry Cavendish, F.R.S.: Written Between 1771 and 1781, Edited from the Original Manuscripts in the Possession of the Duke of Devonshire, K.G. (Google eBook)

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Cambridge University Press, 1879 - Electricity - 454 pages
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Hypothesis 16
3
Force between two bodies over or under charged 1315
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Equilibrium of electricity in a globe 2027
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Two plane parallel plates 2838
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Canals of incompressible fluid 3953
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Pressure of electric fluid against a surface
54
Charges of similar bodies as the n 1 power of their corresponding diame
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PAGE OF MS ARTICLES
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Charge of a thin flat plate independent of its thickness
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Equilibrium of electricity in bodies communicating by a canal is
84
Charge of a condenser little affected by the presence of an over
89
Whether the conditions of equilibrium are the same for two bodies com
94
Effect of temperature 691
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Fio PAGE
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2 Attraction and repulsion 106117
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Comparison with the globe 333
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Advantages of the method 346
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Trial Plate
116
Method of making the experiment 290
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3 On the cases in which bodies receive electricity from or part with
124
lat Night 438
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8 Electric spark 135139
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Allowance for connecting wire
137
Fig 1 If the fluid uniformly spread on a circular plate
140
List of plates of glass 592
144
Machine for trying Leyden vials
145
Lemma xni Repulsion of two columns
146
The trial plate 297
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Fig 4 Charge of two equal cylinders at a finite distance
152
Ten plates from Nairne 593
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Lemma xvh Fig 7 Concave plate compared with flat one
158
Slit coatings
159
Density increasing towards the circumference 164
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Consideration of the effects of external bodies on the globe and the plates 334
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Fig 10 Penetration of glass by fluid
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Cor
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Prop xxmi Density more nearly uniform than if there had been
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Effect of heat on glass To face p
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Cor 2
181
Lemma Potential of two equal particles compared with that of their
187
Effect of floor and walls of the room
193
Condition of electric equilibrium between conductors in electric com
199
Electrification by induction
205
Effect of an overcharged body
209
The electricity of glass is here taken to be positive
217
The charging jar
223
Advantages of the second method
229
Second experimentA piece of wood within a vessel formed of
235
Method of operation Fig 14
241
The gange electrometer
248
Why the electrification is tested by the gange electrometer 2
255
Table of the charges of plates of other substances 871
258
Leakage of the Leyden vials 360
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Glass coated with various substances i
270
Comparison of square plate with disk
283
Comparison of Lanes electrometer with light straw electro
291
Measures
298
Advantage of the second method
299
Effect of different strengths of electrification
329
Fixed air in water 693
331
To find what power of the velocity the resistance is proportional to 629
336
Table of Results with plates of air
343
Increase of charge by induction 652
347
Three hypotheses to explain why the charge of glass plates is rather
349
Correction for spreading with electricity strong and weak 605
353
Effect of different degrees of electrification on the charge of a plate
355
Results on resistance
359
Water with different quantities of salt in it 690
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NOTES BY THE EDITOR
362
Nora paoe 1 On the theory of the electric fluid 302
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Charge of coated gloss at different temperatures Fig 28 300
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Canals of incompressible fluid
375
The charge of a coated plate depends on the substance of which it is made 876
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Charges of two parallel disks close together
378
Infinite body 879
380
Zero of potential
382
Charge of hollow cylinders of glass 882
383
Fifth hypothesis on the communication of electricity between conductor
384
Electromotive force required to produce a spark
386
Two circular disks
387
The Leyden jars
389
Capacity of a long narrow cylinder
393
Walshs experiments on the Torpedo 395
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Two cylinders
400
Conditions requisite for a spark and for attraction and repulsion 401408
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Glass as a dielectrio
402
Theory of this method 582
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Theory of the experiment with trial plates
406
Artificial Torpedo
409
Early form of Cavendishs Theory of Electricity
411
Shocks in air and under salt water Law of divided currents 415
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Experiment of the globe and hemispheres
417
The testing electrometer 244
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Torpedo in a basket in sand shock through wet shoes and through net 421424
421
Capacity of a disk of sensible thickness
423
Two circles
425
Square
426
23 Three parallel plates
427
Capacity as affected by walls of room
429
Tin cylinder Ac
430
Comparison of measurements of dielectric capacity
432
On Electrical Fishes
433
Why the Torpedo gives no spark 425135
434
Excess of redundant fluid on positive side above deficient fluid on negative side
437
Pump water rain water salt in 1000 sea water 684
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Sea salt
444
Other saline solutions 415
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Eesults of wires
449
Spreading of electricity on cemented plates Art 302 485
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Coated trial plate of two plates of glass with rosin between
455
The two flat conductors between which the plate of air lies or in modem
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Same day old Torpedo through bright and dirty links 002
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Wednesday May 31 1775 Comparison of rows of battery 000
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page of ms articles
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Anatomy of electric organs of Torpedo 614
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