The Electrical Researches of Henry Cavendish, F. R. S.: Written Between 1771 and 1781, Ed. from the Original Manuscript

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University Press, 1879 - Electricity - 454 pages
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Contents

Charge of a condenser little affected by the presence of an over
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Cantons and Franklins experiments
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Cor 176
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Wilcke and Ępinuss experiment of electrifying plate of
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PAGE OF MS ARTICLES
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Effect of temperature 691
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FIG PAGE
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Advantages of the method 246
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Trial Plate
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New apparatus for the comparison of capacities Fig 20 295
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Table of the charges of plates of other substances
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Allowance for connecting wire 618
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Plate not flat but of uniform thickness
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List of plates of glass 592
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The trial plate 297
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Cor Distribution probably nearly the same as in plate of air of equiva
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Ten plates from Nairne 593
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Slit coatings
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540
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5 9 5 652
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Effect of heat on glass To face p
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Cor 2
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Appearance of the three green cylinders
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544
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Lemma Potential of two equal particles compared with that of their
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Effect of floor and walls of the room
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Condition of electric equilibrium between conductors in electric com
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Electrification by induction
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Effect of an overcharged body
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The electricity of glass is here taken to be positive
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Three coated plates 1 8 diam 18 thick
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The charging jar
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Comparison with the globe
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Advantages of the second method
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comparison with Art 455
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Second experimentA piece of wood within a vessel formed of
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Increase of charge by induction 653
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Method of operation Fig 14
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The gauge electrometer
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PAGE OF MS ARTICLES
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The bodies to be tested were chosen of nearly equal capacity
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Leakage of the Leyden vials
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4 REPULSION AS SQUARE OF REDUNDANT FLUID
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Six different arrangements
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Comparison with a very weak degree of electrification Large cylinder
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Lanes electrometer compared with straw and paper electro
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Effect of the thickness of a plate on its capacity
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Bearing on the theory
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Oblong plate
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Comparison of D + E + F when close together and when six inches apart
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Experiments without any Torpedo 613
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Comparison of charg of jars and battery method of repeated communi
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on thick plates and 0 09 on thin plates
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Verification of the theory of spreading
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Comparison of water purged of air and plain water 624
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ResisTANCE OF COPPER WIRE
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41 x 345 compared with double B by sliding coated plate
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Method of the experiment
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Method of preventing the vibration of the straws
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Results ON RESISTANCE
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Water with different quantities of salt in it 696
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NOTES BY THE EDITOR NOTIS PAGE 1 On the theory of the electric fluid
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Charge of coated glass at different temperatures Fig
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Distribution of hypothetical fluids in spheres c
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Canals of incompressible fuid
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Charges of two parallel disks close together
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Infinite body
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Molecular constitution of air
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Zero of potential
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Cases of Attraction and Repulsion
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Fifth hypothesis on the communication of electricity between conductor
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Electromotive force required to produce a spark
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Capacity of a long narrow cylinder
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Shock given by the Torpedo under water
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Two cylinders
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Lemma xvi
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Glass as a dielectric
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Theory of this method 582
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The two flat conductors between which the plate of air lies or in modern
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Theory of the experiment with trial plates
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Artificial Torpedo
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Early form of Cavendishs Theory of Electricity
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Experiment of the globe and hemispheres
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The testing electrometer 244
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Torpedo in a basket in sand shock through wet shoes and through net 421424
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Capacity of a disk of sensible thickness
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Two circles
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Square
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Three parallel plates
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Capacity as affected by walls of room
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Tin cylinder c
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Comparison of measurements of dielectric capacity
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On Electrical Fishes
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Structure of the electric organ
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Excess of redundant fluid on positive side above deficient fluid on negative side
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Pump water rain water salt in 1000 sea water 684 685
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Sea salt
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Other saline solutions
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Globe and circle
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