Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Volume 37

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Taylor & Francis, 1884 - Electronic journals
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Page xxxi - A determination of the circumstances under which discontinuity of any kind presents itself in the solution of a problem of Maximum or minimum in the Calculus of Variations, and applications to particular instances. It is expected that the discussion of the instances should be exemplified as far as possible geometrically, and that attention be especially directed to cases of real or supposed failure of the Calculus.
Page 442 - ... the administration of this fund, the existence of which dates from 1859, and is in a great degree due to the exertions of the late Mr. Gassiot. The Council of the Royal Society takes charge of any sums contributed to the fund and invests them, applying the interest in grants for the relief of such scientific men or their families as may from time to time require or deserve assistance. These grants are, however, made only on the recommendation of a committee of seven members who investigate the...
Page 219 - Transactions of the Institution of Naval Architects " for 1884, including one of great interest and value by M.
Page x - I will, therefore, only quote the public tribute to his memory which was offered at the time of his death in 1883: 'The nation at large has lost a faithful servant, chief among those who live only to better the life of their fellow-men by subduing the forces of Nature to their use. Looking back along the line of England's scientific worthies, there are few who have served the people better than this, her adopted son — few, if any, whose life's record' will show so long a list of useful labours.
Page xxviii - The Prize is to be awarded to a Graduate of the University, who is not of more than three years' standing from admission to his first degree when the Essays are sent in, and who shall produce the best English Essay "on some moral or metaphysical subject, on the Existence, Nature, and Attributes of God, or on the Truth and Evidence of the Christian Religion.
Page 396 - Probably a little glass remains nnindividualised, but I have not been able to satisfy myself on this point.
Page 23 - ... while, however, by some other process proofs of a real connection might be obtained. But if we can get evidences of apparent periodicity in sun-spot fluctuations when dealt with in a particular manner, we have at once a method which will afford us a definite means of comparison. And here, as Professor Stokes has pointed out, it is not necessary for our present purpose to discuss the question whether these sun-spot Inequalities have a real or only an apparent periodicity. All that is needful is...
Page 24 - Sun-spot inequalities around twenty four and twenty-six days, whether apparent or real, seem to have periods very nearly the same as those of terrestrial meteorological inequalities as exhibited by the daily temperature-ranges at Toronto and at Kew. 2. While the sun-spots and the Kew temperature-range inequalities present evidence of a single oscillation, the corresponding' Toronto temperature-range inequalities present evidence of a double oscillation.
Page iv - Notes on the Microscopic Structure of some Rocks from the Andes of Ecuador, collected by E. Whymper : No.
Page xvii - It consists in supposing that, in all elastic fluids observed under the same conditions, the molecules are placed at equal distances, ie that they are present in them in equal numbers.

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