The Autobiography of an Electron: Wherein the Scientific Ideas of the Present Time are Explained in an Interesting and Novel Fashion

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J.B. Lippincott, 1911 - Electricity - 195 pages
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Page 192 - It gives off three distinct types of rays named after the first three letters of the Greek alphabet, Alpha, Beta and Gamma. The Alpha rays constitute about 99 per cent of all the rays and consist of positively electrified particles. These were at first supposed to be uninfluenced by magnetism, but Rutherford has recently shown that with a powerful magnetic field about 30 per cent of the rays are deflected and in a powerful...
Page 121 - Perhaps you will find it difficult to believe me when I tell you that...
Page 122 - I told you, in which a magnetic needle would insist always in taking up a position at right angles to a wire in which an electric current is passing.
Page 207 - IT was known two thousand years ago that when a piece of amber was rubbed with a woollen cloth, the amber would attract light objects towards it.

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