Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Volume 8

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Page 254 - Geology and Mineralogy, considered with reference to Natural Theology,
Page 274 - Islands, which formed the subject of a paper read before the Royal Society, and published in the ' Philosophical Transactions...
Page 289 - Helmholtz's galvanometer, with or without modification. The time of vibration of the suspended magnet, and the efficiency of the copper damper, will be so arranged, that during the electric pulse the suspended magnet will turn from its position of equilibrium into a position of maximum deflection, and will fall back to rest in its position of equilibrium. The possibility of fulfilling these conditions is obvious from the form of the curve I have found to represent the electric pulse. The observer...
Page 82 - And we are fully persuaded, that with reasonable precautions, it will always be possible to provide for the accurate restoration of standards by means of material copies which have been carefully compared with them, more securely than by reference to any experiments referring to natural constants.
Page 115 - ... or closed. The hydrostatic pressure applied to force the liquid through any of the tubes will cause them to swell, and to press against the others, which will thus, by peristaltic action, compel the liquid contained in them to move in different parts of them in one direction or the other. A long solid cylinder of...
Page 576 - the conclusion arrived at in the latter part of the last section, that blood flowing through an inflamed part behaves itself in the same way as when separated from the living body, naturally leads us to infer that the tissues of the inflamed part are in some degree approximated to the condition of dead matter, or, in other words, have suffered a diminution of power to discharge the offices peculiar to them as components of the healthy animal frame. This inference is strongly supported by considering...
Page 394 - These cannot be concluded from comparatively short series of observations without giving to those observations extreme nicety, so as to determine with perfect precision the mean state of the elements at the two extremes of the period embraced ; which, as already observed, presupposes a knowledge of the casual deviations.
Page 446 - I would further wish to make it distinctly understood, that no part of the ice, even if supposed at the outset to be solid, or free from porosity, can resist being permeated by the water squeezed against it from such parts as may be directly subjected to the pressure ; because, the very fact of that water being forced against any portions of the ice supposed to be solid, will instantly subject them to pressure, and so will cause melting to set in throughout their substance, thereby reducing them...
Page 540 - If chemical composition is to be looked to for the explanation, very slight deviations from perfect purity must be sufficient to produce great effects on the electric conductivity of copper ; the following being the results of an assay by Messrs.
Page 542 - ... that any deficiency which the strand may present when accurately compared with solid wire, is nothing in comparison with the differences presented by different samples chosen at random from various stocks of solid wire and strand in the process of preparation for telegraphic purposes.

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