Physical Memoirs Selected and Translated from Foreign Sources Volume 1

Physical Memoirs Selected and Translated from Foreign Sources Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...in four papers in the Memoirs of the Imperial Academy of Vienna. In the present complete edition many parts have been abridged and others extended and corrected in the light of the results of later investigations. A communication is added as appendix: --"Contribution to the explanation of Zollner's Radiometer," whose simple phenomena of motion may assist in the easier comprehension of the, for the most part complicated, motions of electrical radiometers. All the vacuum apparatus described here I have con u structed in tlio physical laboratory of the Vienna University, and some is now in the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers, in Paris. The firm of Messrs. F. 0. R. Goetze, of Leipsic, have undertaken the construction of the apparatus, and I gladly take this opportunity of testifying that the samples sent me have been constructed with great skill and knowledge of the subject. Is there a Fourth State of Aggregation of Matter t Causas remm naturalium non plures admitti debere, quam quae et verae sint et earum phaenomenis eiplicandis sufficiant (Princ. I. iii.).--Newton. Among physicists the view has for long been held that investigations on electrical discharges in rarefied gases will lead to a knowledge of the nature of electricity. To this circumstance we owe a copious literature, of which I will hero only mention the beautiful investigations of W. Hittorf, which he published in the year 1869, in two papers entitled "On the Conduction of Electricity in Gases," and which have been taken little account of even by colleagues, perhaps because the title was somewhat too modest. Mr. William Crookes, to whom Hittorf's work was apparently unknown, gave in a lecture f to tho British Association in Sheffield, on August 22nd, 1879, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Abridged
  • abridged edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236589157
  • 9781236589156