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The Autobiography of an Electron: Wherein the Scientific Ideas of the ...
Charles Robert Gibson
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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 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.