Mathematical and Physical Papers -- Vol. 5

Mathematical and Physical Papers -- Vol. 5

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...to the existence of more than two twin planes very near together; and in fact in some of the crystals which showed the more complicated spectra, and which were broken across, I was able to make out under the microscope the existence of a system of more than two twin planes, close together. Restricting ourselves to what may be regarded as the normal case, we have then to inquire in what way the existence of two twin planes near together can account for the peculiar character of the spectrum of the reflected or transmitted light. Section II.--Of the Proximate Cause of the Phenomenon. 20. Though I am not at present prepared to give a complete explanation of the very curious phenomenon I have described, I have thought it advisable to bring the subject before the Society, that the attention of others may be directed to it. That the seat of the coloration is in a thin twin stratum, admits I think of no doubt whatsoever. A single twin plane does not show anything of the kind. For the production of the colour the stratum must be neither too thick nor too thin. Twin strata a good deal thicker than those that show colour are common enough; and among the crystals sent to me I have found some twin strata which were a good deal thinner, in which case the crystal showed no colour. The more complicated spectra which are frequently observed seem referable to the existence of more than two twin planes in close proximity. There is no reason to think that the explanation of these spectra would involve any new principle not already contained in the explanation of the appearance presented when there are only two twin planes, though the necessary formulae would doubtless be more complicated. Corresponding to a wave incident in any direction, in one component...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236804163
  • 9781236804167