| William Benjamin Carpenter - 1843 - 602 pages
...would give'a'result almost exactly the same. 280. The English Government have taken as their standard **the length of the pendulum vibrating seconds in the latitude of London,** at the level of the sea, and in a perfect vacuum ; and to ascertain this, a series of very ingenious... | |
| Mary Somerville - 1846 - 500 pages
...and distances of the heavenly bodies. The length of the pendulum vibrating seconds of mean solar time **in the latitude of London, forms the standard of the British measure of extension. Its** approximate length oscillating in vacuo at the temperature of 62° of Fahrenheit, and reduced to the... | |
| Mary Somerville - 1849 - 570 pages
...distances of the heavenly bodies. The length of the pendulum vibrating seconds of mean solar time, **in the latitude of London, forms the standard of the British measure of extension. Its** approximate length oscillating in vacuo at the temperature of 62° of Fahrenheit, and reduced to the... | |
| Thomas Young - 1855 - 804 pages
...— ; read — rzz z No. XXVII. APPENDIX TO CAPTAIN RATER'S ACCOUNT OF EXPERIMENTS FOR DETERMINING **THE LENGTH OF THE PENDULUM VIBRATING SECONDS IN THE LATITUDE OF LONDON.*** From the Philosophical Transactions for 1818, p. 95. MY DEAR SIR, I CANNOT forbear to congratulate... | |
| Wesley Stoker Barker Woolhouse - 1856 - 230 pages
...-Woolaston, Young, and Kater, to consider the subject of English weights and measures ; to determine **the length of the pendulum vibrating seconds in the latitude of London** ; and to settle the proportion between the long measures of England and France. In the first Eeport,... | |
| Anthony Nesbit - 1859 - 494 pages
...square of the radius of a circle : square of the semicircumference ; or, as 2 : 9.916, or 1 : 4.953. **The length of the pendulum vibrating seconds in the latitude of London** is 39.1393 inches, whence in one second a heavy body falls 16.155 feet. The length of a pendulum vibrating... | |
| Cassell, ltd - 1865 - 648 pages
...establishing their mutual relations, is thus described: — "The contents of the cube of the sixth part of **the length of the pendulum vibrating seconds in the latitude of London,** at the level of the sea, and in a vacunm (which has been the element for establishing linear measure),... | |
| Gustav Karsten - 1869 - 922 pages
...VIII. p. 1 ff. ' H. KATER Phil. Trans. 1818. Parti. S. 33. An account^f experiments for determining **the length of the pendulum vibrating seconds in the latitude of London.** SABINE Phil. Trans. 1831. Part HS 4Ö9. Experiments on the length of the seconds pendulum at the Royal... | |
| Charles Davies - 1871 - 386 pages
...warranted in taking 39.38 English as the length of the French platina standard metre, and 39.14 as **the length of the pendulum vibrating seconds in the latitude of London.** And if the attempt at a minuter decimal fraction than that of the 100th part of an inch in the making... | |
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