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The Applications of Physical Forces - Page xxxvi
by Amédée Guillemin - 1877 - 741 pages
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The Forces of Nature: A Popular Introduction to the Study of Physical Phenomena

Amédée Guillemin, Sir Norman Lockyer - Physics - 1872 - 679 pages
...used for measures of length, surface, capacity, and weight ; and, finally, these various measures are related to each other in the simplest manner. Unit...parts, and 3,600,000 of these parts are to constitute a yard. The yard is divided into 36 inches, so that the length of the seconds pendulum in London is 3913929...
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The Forces of Nature: A Popular Introduction to the Study of Physical Phenomena

Amédée Guillemin - Light - 1873 - 679 pages
...used for measures of length, surface, capacity, and weight ; and, finally, these various measures are related to each other in the simplest manner. Unit...The length of such a pendulum is to be divided into ."•,913,929 parts, and 3,600,000 of these parts are to constitute a yard. The yard is divided into...
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The Forces of Nature: A Popular Introduction to the Study of Physical Phenomena

Amédée Guillemin - Physics - 1877 - 691 pages
...used for measures of length, surface, capacity, and weight ; and, finally, these various measures are related to each other in the simplest manner. Unit...parts are to constitute a yardThe yard is divided into 36 inches, so that the length of the seconds pendulum in London is 39'13929 inches. The French unit...
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The System of Calculating Diameter, Circumference, Area, and Squaring the ...

James Morton - Circle-squaring - 1881 - 216 pages
...theoretically, that of a pendulum vibrating seconds in the latitude of London, at a temperature of 62° Fah., in a vacuum, and at the level of the sea. The length of the pendulum was originally supposed to be divided into 39.1393 equal parts or inches, of which 36...
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The Engineer's Handy-book: Containing a Full Explanation of the Steam-engine ...

Stephen Roper - Mechanical engineering - 1884 - 675 pages
...different temperatures. Unit of length. — The unit of length used in this country and in England is the yard, the length of which has been determined...parts, and 3,600,000 of these parts are to constitute a yard. The yard is divided into 36 inches, so that the length of the seconds pendulum in London is 39'13929...
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A Manual of Weights and Measures ... with Rules and Tables

Oscar Oldberg - Weights and measures - 1885 - 246 pages
...is now based upon the length of a pendulum vibrating seconds, in vacuum, at the latitude of London, and at the level of the sea. The length of such a "seconds pendulum" is 39 1393 inches. The weight o1 one cubic inch of pure water (at 62° Fahrenheit,...
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A Manual of Weights, Measures, and Specific Gravity ... with Rules and Tables

Oscar Oldberg - Weights and measures - 1885 - 238 pages
...is now based upon the length of a pendulum vibrating seconds, in vacuum, at the latitude of London, a-nd at the level of the sea. The length of such a "seconds pendulum" is 39'1393 inches. The weight of one cubic inch of pure water (at 62o Fahrenheit,...
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A Collection of Mathematical Rules and Tables: Including Interest, Equation ...

James Morton - Mathematics - 1887 - 216 pages
...theoretically, that of a pendulum vibrating seconds in the latitude of London, at a temperature of 62° Fah., in a vacuum, and at the level of the sea. The length of the pendulum was originally supposed to be divided into 39.1393 equal parts or inches, of which 36...
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Hand-book of Modern Steam Fire-engines: Including the Running, Care and ...

Stephen Roper - Fire engines - 1889 - 390 pages
...11 18 .6875 11-16 22 5421 Unit of Length. — The unit of length used in this country and in England is the yard, the length of which has been determined...parts, and 3,600,000 of these parts are to constitute a yard. The yard is divided into 36 inches, so that the length of the seconds pendulum in London is 39.13929...
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