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" An account of experiments for determining the length of the pendulum vibrating seconds in the latitude of London. "
The Works of John Playfair ...: With a Memoir of the Author ... - Page 522
by John Playfair - 1822
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Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions ..., Volume 2

Royal Society (Great Britain) - 1833 - 502 pages
...interesting to the comparative anatomist and to the geologist. An Account of Experiments for determining the Length of the Pendulum vibrating Seconds in the Latitude of London. By ('apt. Henry Kater, f'.RS Head January '29. ISIS. [Phil. Trims. 1818. p. 33.] It has long been a...
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The British Cyclopaedia of the Arts, Sciences, History, Geography ...

1838 - 1014 pages
...These corrections being applied, we have 39.13929 inches of Sir G. Shuckbargh's standard scale, for the length of the pendulum vibrating seconds in the latitude of London. " Wishing to compare with this the result which would have been obtained by means of the weights and...
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The Progress of the Nation: In Its Various Social and Economical ..., Volume 2

George Richardson Porter - 1838 - 396 pages
...establishing mutual relations between the three, thus : — 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 vacuum (which has been made the element for establishing linear measure)...
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The Elements of the Theory of Astronomy

John Hymers - 1840 - 386 pages
...purposes of life, as well as for the estimation of the distances and volumes of the heavenly bodies. The length of the pendulum vibrating seconds in the latitude of London in vacuo is 39,13734 inches; this is the standard of the British measure of extension. The French unit...
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Popular cyclopaedia of natural science (by W.B. Carpenter).

William Benjamin Carpenter - 1843 - 336 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...
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Mechanical Philosophy, Horology and Astronomy

William Benjamin Carpenter - 1843 - 604 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...
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Miscellaneous Works of the Late Thomas Young ...

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...
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The Measures, Weights, and Moneys of All Nations; and an Analysis of the ...

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,...
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What is the Best Unit of Length?: An Inquiry Addressed to the International ...

James Yates - 1858 - 100 pages
...Researches," Vols. VIII. X. and XII. Vol. XXX. p. 407. " An Account of Experiments for determining the Length of the Pendulum vibrating Seconds in the Latitude of London." By Capt. Henry Kater, FRS From the Phil. Trans. London, 1818. The four articles, above referred to,...
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A Treatise on Practical Mensuration

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...
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