Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Volume 16
Taylor & Francis, 1868
Obituary notices of deceased fellows were included in v. 7-64; v. 75 is made up of "obituaries of deceased fellows, chiefly for the period 1898-1904, with a general index to previous obituary notices"; the notices have been continued in subsequent volumes as follows: v. 78a, 79b, 80a-b- 86a-b, 87a 88a-b.
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Page xxxvii - The VOYAGE and SHIPWRECK of ST, PAUL; with Dissertations on the Life and Writings of St. Luke and the Ships and Navigation of the Ancients.
Page 172 - The PRESIDENT then delivered his Address, (p. 65.) It was proposed by Mr. LATHAM, seconded by Mr. FIELD, and resolved:— " That the thanks of the Society be given to the President for his Address, and that he be requested to allow it to be printed in the Quarterly Journal of the Society.
Page 328 - Researches on Solar Physics. Heliographical Positions and Areas of Sun-spots observed with the Kew Photoheliograph during the years 1862 and 1863.
Page xlvii - A more wonderful variety and amount of knowledge in almost every department of human inquiry was perhaps never in the same interval of time accumulated by any man...
Page 471 - The comet consisted of a nearly circular coma, which became rather suddenly brighter towards the centre, where there was a nearly round spot of light. The diameter of the coma, including the exterior faint nebulosity, was about 6
Page 412 - The speaker then proceeded to investigate a number of different flames : he showed that there are many flames possessing a high degree of luminosity, which cannot possibly contain solid particles. Thus the flame of metallic arsenic burning in oxygen emits a remarkably intense white light; and as metallic arsenic volatilizes at...
Page 441 - The experiments consisted in observing the equilibrium of two forces, one of which was the attraction between two disks, kept at a certain difference of potential, and the other was the repulsion between two circular coils, through which a certain current passed in opposite directions. For this purpose one of the disks, with one of the coils attached to its hinder surface, was suspended on one arm of a torsion-balance, while the other disk, with the other coil behind it, was placed at a certain distance,...
Page 376 - ... their disappearance as an indication of a power of extinction residing in cosmical space, similar to that which was suggested from theoretical considerations by Che'seaux, and was afterwards supported on other grounds by Olbers and the elder Struve.
Page lx - He was elected in succession president of the American Philosophical Society, of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and, of the National Academy of Sciences established by Congress.
Page 265 - It will be seen that the motion of a machine with its governor consists in general of a uniform motion, combined with a disturbance which may be expressed as the sum of several component motions. These components may be of four different kinds : — 1. The disturbance may continually increase. 2. It may continually diminish. 3. It may be an oscillation of continually increasing amplitude. 4. It may be an oscillation of continually decreasing amplitude.