Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 20. köide

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Smithsonian Institution, 1881

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Page 76 - Dollars, or units ; each to be of the value of a Spanish milled dollar as the same is now current, and to contain three hundred and seventy-one grains and foursixteenth parts of a grain of pure, or four hundred and sixteen grains of standard, silver.
Page 282 - That, so soon as the Board of Regents shall have selected the said site [for a building], they shall cause to be erected a suitable building, of plain and durable materials and structure, without unnecessary ornament, and of sufficient size, and with suitable rooms or halls, for the reception and arrangement, upon a liberal scale, of objects of natural history, including a geological and mineralogical cabinet ; also a chemical laboratory, a library, a gallery of art, and the necessary lecture rooms...
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Page 219 - I had rather believe all the fables in the legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind ; and, therefore, God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it.
Page 246 - No detail is given of the experiments, and it is somewhat surprising that results so interesting, and which certainly form a new era in the history of electricity and magnetism, should not have been more fully described before this time in some of the English publications ; the only mention I have found of them is the following short account from the Annals of Philosophy for April, under the head of Proceedings of the Royal Institution : "Feb.
Page 243 - I have lately succeeded in producing motion in a little machine by a power, which, I believe, has never before been applied in mechanics — by magnetic attraction and repulsion.
Page 321 - Oct. 19, 1849, vo!. vp 108. between stars in a probably different state of condensation or of specific gravity. A few years later, he continued his investigation of this subject of radiation, more especially with reference to Rumford's "Observations relative to the means of increasing the quantities of Heat obtained in the Combustion of Fuel...
Page 255 - ... :"—forming a continuous electrical brush. It was also stated " that the same quantity of electricity could be made to remain on the wire, if gradually communicated [by a point] ; but when thrown on in the form of a spark, it is dissipated as before described :"—as though possessing a kind of momentum. When two or more wires are arranged in parallel lines (in electrical connection), only the outer sides of the exposed wires become luminous: and "when the wire is formed into a flat spiral,...
Page 298 - The catalogue should begin from the year 1800. There should be a catalogue according to the names of. authors, and also a catalogue according to subjects.
Page 246 - If a wire, connected at both extremities with a galvanometer, be coiled in the form of a helix around a magnet, no current of electricity takes place in it. This is an experiment which has been made by various persons hundreds of times, in the hope of evolving electricity from magnetism, and...

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