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Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Volum 8
Royal Society of Edinburgh
Visualització completa - 1875
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Volum 6
Royal Society of Edinburgh
Visualització completa - 1869
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Pàgina 576 - ... else, by and through which their action and force may be conveyed from one to another, is to me so great an absurdity, that I believe no man who has in philosophical matters a competent faculty of thinking, can ever fall into it. Gravity must be caused by an agent acting constantly according to certain laws; but whether this agent be material or immaterial, I have left to the consideration of my readers.
Pàgina 575 - That gravity should be innate, inherent, and essential to matter, so that one body may act upon another at a distance, through a vacunm, without the mediation of anything else, by and through which their action and force may be conveyed from one to another, is to me so great an absurdity, that I believe no man who has in philosophical matters a competent faculty of thinking can ever fall into it.
Pàgina 297 - Science should be founded, having for its objects to give a stronger impulse and more systematic direction to scientific inquiry, to obtain a greater degree of national attention to the objects of science, and a removal of those disadvantages which impede its progress, and to promote the intercourse of the cultivators of science with one another, and with foreign philosophers.
Pàgina 575 - That gravity should be innate, inherent and essential to matter, so that one body may act upon another at a distance through a vacuum, without the mediation of anything else, by and through which their action and force may be conveyed from one to another, is to me so great an absurdity, that I believe no man who has in philosophical matters a competent faculty of thinking, can ever fall into it.
Pàgina 770 - Gumming and analysed by Thomson has hitherto been described thus : When the temperature of the cold junction is below the neutral point, the gradual raising of the temperature of the other produces a current which increases in intensity till the neutral point is reached, thenceforth diminishes; vanishes when one junction is about as much above the neutral point as the other is below it, and is reversed with gradually increasing intensity as the hot junction is farther heated. To discover how my recent...
Pàgina 378 - Thus we see that, on an emergency, somewhat more than a quarter of a ton pressure can be brought to bear upon a refractory child that refuses to come into the world in the usual manner*.
Pàgina 252 - It was searched for and recovered from beneath a heap of waste paper. And with each tumbler newly charged, the inhalers resumed their vocation. Immediately an unwonted hilarity seized the party; they became bright-eyed, very happy, and very loquacious — expatiating on the delicious aroma of the new fluid.
Pàgina 60 - ... 18th and 19th centuries : — Is action at a distance a reality, or is gravitation to be explained, as we now believe magnetic and electric forces must be, by action of intervening matter?
Pàgina 216 - Bordeaux. — Memoires de la Societe des Sciences Physiques et Naturelles de Bordeaux.