## Elements of Natural Philosophy, Volume 1 |

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... considered altogether independently of force , mass , chemical constitution ,

consideration of such properties in the abstract is of very great use for Natural

Philosophy .

... considered altogether independently of force , mass , chemical constitution ,

**elasticity**, temperature , magnetism , electricity ; and that the preliminaryconsideration of such properties in the abstract is of very great use for Natural

Philosophy .

Page 19

Let two moving points be joined by a uniform

this string will evidently execute a movement which is half the resultant of the

motions of the two points . But for drawing , or engraving , or for other mechanical

...

Let two moving points be joined by a uniform

**elastic**string ; the middle point ofthis string will evidently execute a movement which is half the resultant of the

motions of the two points . But for drawing , or engraving , or for other mechanical

...

Page 41

Under

illustrations of our kinematical propositions , it is necessary to anticipate such

physical circumstances . 128 . The flexure of an inextensible surface which can

be plane , is ...

Under

**elasticity**we · may return to this . In the meantime , in consideringillustrations of our kinematical propositions , it is necessary to anticipate such

physical circumstances . 128 . The flexure of an inextensible surface which can

be plane , is ...

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... ( 2 ) resistances due to the viscosity of fluids , or imperfect

3 ) resistances due to the induction of electric currents ; ( 4 ) resistances due to

varying magnetization under the influence of imperfect magnetic retentiveness .

... ( 2 ) resistances due to the viscosity of fluids , or imperfect

**elasticity**of solids ; (3 ) resistances due to the induction of electric currents ; ( 4 ) resistances due to

varying magnetization under the influence of imperfect magnetic retentiveness .

Page 77

... solids , except in a few instances in which we shall consider the general

character and ultimate results of effects produced by viscosity of fluids , imperfect

retentiveness .

... solids , except in a few instances in which we shall consider the general

character and ultimate results of effects produced by viscosity of fluids , imperfect

**elasticity**of solids , imperfect electric conduction , or imperfect magneticretentiveness .

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Page 161 - that every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle, with a force whose direction is that of the line joining the two, and whose magnitude is directly as the product of their masses, and inversely as the square of their distances from each other.

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