The Elements of Natural Philosophy; Or, An Introduction to the Study of the Physical Sciences

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J. Churchilll and Sons, 1867 - Physics - 851 pages
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Oblique reflectionfocal lines 1048
The mariners compass 001602
Lavender band of Herschel 1087 j Fluorescence 11131114
The two images combined 1134
Means of observation 622623 Compound magnets 686
Magnetic roetals 630 Diamagnetic bodies 645648
Double touch 633 Influence of molecular aggre
Effect of binocular vision 1186
Adaptation of the eye 1136
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Excitation of electricity 654 Lanes discharger
Conduction of electricity 657658 Electrical toys
Peltiers electrometer 665 Induction on glass plates 717719
Pyroelectric minerals 670 Charge by induction
Electric induction 676678 Universal discharger
Action of supraspectral rays 1288
Electrophorus 686688 Figures of Leuchtenbcrg
Processes on paper 1301
Mode of using a ____ Applications of condenser
Hydroelectric machine 698700 Potential of clouds 764756
Dilatation of glass water
Maximum and miuimum
Appolds regulator 1308
Dry steam 1404 Dewpoint 1433
Thermopiles 968969
Influence of mixture of elements n 9 Direct transition from solid
Apparent excitation by contact Form frequently used
Voltaic action of zinc and copper 6 Serrins electric lamp
Galvanic knife and cautery
Robertss battery 780 Ozone formed
Modes of producing currents 784787 Conductivity of the fluid
Marie Davys pile 792 Reduction of ammonium 840841
Groves battery 796 Apparent anomalies 84848

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Page 467 - This piece of apparatus is, in fact, a counterpart of the battery itself, consisting, like it, of two glass cylinders, one within the other, the smaller one having a bottom or floor of plaster of Paris fixed into it : this smaller tube may be about half an inch wide and three inches in length, and is intended to hold the metallic solution submitted to experiment, the external tube in which it is immersed being filled with a weak solution of common salt *. Into the latter solution a slip of amalgamated...
Page 755 - It is hardly necessary to add that anything which any insulated body, or system of bodies, can continue to furnish without limitation, cannot possibly be a material substance; and it appears to me to be extremely difficult, if not quite impossible, to form any distinct idea of anything capable of being excited and communicated in the manner the Heat was excited and communicated in these experiments, except it be MOTION.
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