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" The total energy of any body or system of bodies is a quantity which can neither be increased nor diminished by any mutual action of such bodies, though it may be transformed into any one of the forms of which energy is susceptible. "
Elementary Chemistry - Page 182
by Matthew Moncrieff Pattison Muir, Charles Slater - 1887 - 368 pages
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 192

1900
...ascertained further that ' the total energy * Nature, vol. xv. p. 889. ' of any body, or system of bodies, is a quantity which can ' neither be increased nor diminished by any mutual action ' of these bodies, though it may be transformed into any of ' the forms of which energy...
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Theory of Heat

James Clerk Maxwell - Heat - 1872 - 313 pages
...GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE CONSERVATION OF ENERGY. ' The total energy of any body or system of bodies is a quantity which can neither be increased nor diminished by any Conscrtiaticn of Energy. 93 mutual action of these ladies, though it may be transformed into any of...
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A Treatise on Elementary Dynamics for the Use of Colleges and Schools

William Garnett - Dynamics - 1879 - 300 pages
...has been stated by Clerk Maxwell as follows : — " The total energy of any body or system of bodies is a quantity which can neither be increased nor diminished by any mutual action of these bodies, though it may be transformed into any of the forms of which energy is...
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An Elementary Treatise on Electricity

James Clerk Maxwell - Electricity - 1881 - 208 pages
...Energy. GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE CONSERVATION OF ENERGY. 24.] The total energy of any system of bodies is a quantity which can neither be increased nor diminished by any mutual action of those bodies, though it may be transformed into any of the forms of which energy is...
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Glossary of Terms and Phrases

Henry Percy Smith - English language - 1883 - 521 pages
...viva. It is a fundamental principle of Physics that the total energy of any body or system of bodies is a quantity which can neither be increased nor diminished by any mutual action of these bodies, though it may be transformed into any of the forms of which energy is...
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Physical Optics

Richard Glazebrook - Physical optics - 1883 - 434 pages
...conservation of energy. Professor Maxwell ' states it thus : ' The total energy of a body or system of bodies is a quantity which can neither be increased nor diminished by any mutual action of these i Heat: Text-books of Science. bodies, though it may be transformed into any...
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The Elements of Thermal Chemistry

Matthew Moncrieff Pattison Muir - Thermochemistry - 1885 - 312 pages
...is the principle of the conservation of energy. This principle is thus stated by Clerk Maxwell *. " The total energy of any material system is a quantity...diminished by any action between " the parts of the system, thouyh it may be transformed into any " of the forms of which energy is susceptible." This principle...
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Christian Thought, Volume 4

Charles Force Deems, John Bancroft Devins - Apologetics - 1886
...defines the principle of the conservation of forces: " The total energy of any body or system of bodies is a quantity which can neither be increased nor diminished by any mutual action of those bodies, though it may be transformed into any one of the forms of which energy...
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Theism and Evolution: An Examination of Modern Speculative Theories as ...

Joseph Smith Van Dyke - Evolution - 1886 - 461 pages
...is unattainable." * Prof. J. Clerk Maxwell says: " The total energy of any body or system of bodies, is a quantity which can neither be increased nor diminished by any mutual action of these bodies, though it may be transformed into any one of the forces of which energy...
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Principles of Dynamics: An Elementary Textbook for Science Students

Richard Wormell - Dynamics - 1887 - 262 pages
...When stated in the following terms, the theory is termed the Principle of the Conservation of Energy. The total energy of any material system is a quantity...diminished by any action between the parts of the system. Deductions. — If external forces produce a change of configuration of the system which is resisted...
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