Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Volume 16

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Taylor & Francis, 1868
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Page 533 - He was a fellow of the Royal Societies of London and Edinburgh, and a member of some other learned bodies.
Page 464 - MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL PAPERS, By GEORGE GABRIEL STOKES, MA, DCL, LL.D., FRS, Fellow . of Pembroke College, and Lucasian Professor of Mathematics in the University of Cambridge. Reprinted from the Original Journals and Transactions, with Additional Notes by the Author. Vol. I. Demy 8vo. cloth. 15*.
Page 180 - 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 269 - By J. CLERK MAXWELL, MA, FRSS.L. & E. Received Feb. 20, 1868. AG overnor is a part of a machine by means of which the velocity of the machine is kept nearly uniform, notwithstanding variations in the drivingpower or the resistance. Most governors depend on the centrifugal force of a piece connected with a shaft of the machine. When the velocity increases, this force increases, and either increases the pressure of the piece against a surface or moves the piece, and so acts on a break or a valve.
Page 378 - ... something of the motions of the stars relatively to our system. If the stars were moving towards or from the earth, their motion, compounded with the earth's motion, would alter to an observer on the earth the refrangibility of the light emitted by them, and consequently the lines of terrestrial substances would no longer coincide in position in the spectrum with the dark lines produced by the absorption of the vapours of the same substances existing in the stars.
Page 474 - ... good results for about eight inches of increase of pressure. A large aneroid is more likely to be correct than a small one If the aneroid has been previously verified, it is likely to give a better result. After being subjected to sudden changes of pressure, the zero of an aneroid gradually changes, so that under such circumstances it ought only to be used as a differential and not as an absolute instrument, that is to say, used to determine the distance ascended, making it correct to begin with,...
Page lxii - ... under separate parties, the essential operations of the survey simultaneously in each. He commenced the exploration of the Gulf Stream, and at the same time projected a series of observations on the tides, on the magnetism of the earth, and the direction of the winds at different seasons of the year. He also instituted a succession of researches in regard to the bottom of the ocean within soundings, and the forms of animal life which are found there, thus offering new and unexpected indications...
Page 414 - 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 212 - ... by simple mixture. This property remains to a certain extent after the pancreas has exhausted its property of acting upon fat. The quantity of pancreas which before mixture with fat will convert about eight parts of starch into glycose, after saturation with fat will still convert about two parts of starch into glycose.
Page 294 - ... fissures. b. From the general parallelism with its walls of the planes of any fragments of the enclosing rock which may have become imbedded in a vein, it is to be inferred that they were mechanically removed by the growth of the several layers to which they adhered, and that a subsequent deposition of quartz took place between them and the rock from which they had become detached. In this way were introduced the masses of rock known as "horses

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