Industrial Management; The Engineering Magazine Volume 8

Industrial Management; The Engineering Magazine Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... ether, which he supposed to be more rare around ordinary matter than in free space. But the above considerations would cause the rejection of such a theory. We have absolutely no adequate theory of gravitation as produced by the ether. To explain magnetism, physicists usually look to some rotation in the ether. The magnetic rotation of the plane of polarization of light together with the fact of the mere rotation of ordinary matter, as exemplified by the earth's magnetism, both point to rotation in the ether as the cause of magnetism. A smoke ring gives, to some extent, the modern idea ofa magnetic line of force. It is a vortex filament in the ether. Electrostatic action is more difficult to explain, and we have hardly got further than the vague idea that it is due to some sort of elastic yielding in the ether. light and radiation in general are explained when we understand clearly magnetic and electrostatic actions as the two are linked together with certainty by Maxwell's theory. Where is the genius who will give us an ether that will reconcile all these phenomena with one another and show that they all come from the properties of one simple fluid filling all space, the life-blood of the universe--the ether? EXICO is about finishing a great work, the drainage of the Mexican valley, which has required forits completion nearly three hundred years and many millions of dollars, and has cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of men. The necessity, importance, and magnitude of this work, which will be classed among the grandest achievements of men, and the nearness of its completion, induce me to write this paper, which I hope will give some idea of its scope and purpose. Ido not pretend to originality, as my work to some extent...show more

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  • Paperback | 476 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 844g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236898265
  • 9781236898265