Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

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1902 - Science
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Page 554 - For e'en though vanquished, he could argue still ; While words of learned length, and thundering sound, Amazed the gazing rustics ranged around, — And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew, That one small head could carry all he knew.
Page 555 - She spends a quarter of a million dollars annually on her parks. She has twelve miles of boulevards where the clang of the trolley-car is forever prohibited; she has given many famous names to science, literature and the arts; she maintains, by popular support, one of the three symphony orchestras of America. (Applause.) She has in hand the endowment of a great school of Technology, and her rich men are beginning to give of their surplus wealth to the expansion of our intellectual and spiritual life,...
Page 267 - Before the advent of relativity, physics recognized two conservation laws of fundamental importance, namely, the law of the conservation of energy and the law of the conservation of mass; these two fundamental laws appeared to be quite independent of each other.
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Page 312 - The Place of the Ausdehnungslehre in the General Associative Algebra of the Quaternion Type." In 1877 Grassmann in his paper " Der Ort der Hamilton 'schen Ouaternionen in der Ausdehnungslehre " (Mathematische Annalen XII, 375-386), aimed at showing that the method of Quaternions was contained within the four corners of the Ausdehnungslehre. Prof. Joly attempts to establish what may be called the converse relation. He considers an algebra whose fundamental...
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