The Electrical Researches of the honourable Henry Cavendish, F.R.S.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION BY THE EDITOR
xxvii
Biographical data Lord Charles Cavendishs experiments Henry
xxxviii
Why Cavendish did not publish them
xlv
Charge of a condenser little affected by the presence of an over
xlvi
First experiment
li
Experiments on coated plates spreading of electricity
liii
Determination of the power of the velocity to which the resistance
lix
Sat sol in 99 39 sat
lx
Shocks from 1st Torpedo 596
205
443
218
456
224
508
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comparison with Art 455
230
Circles 36 18 5 9 5
233
Table omitted
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Allowance for connecting wire
1
AN ATTEMPT TO EXPLAIN SOME OF THE PRINCIPAL PHĂNOMENA OF ELECTRICITY
11
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13
Charge of a thin flat plate independent of its thickness
31
Cor 2
35
Effect of n overchargedbody
41
Molecular constitution of
43
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44
On the cases in which bodies receive electricity from or part with
51
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151
70
Mutual action of large circle and trial plate in Experiment v
88
195
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PAGE OF MS ARTICLES
95
Fifth hypothesis on the communication of electricity between conductor
100
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104
Second experimentA piece of wood within a vessel formed of
112
Remaining experiments
114
Trial Plate
116
Plan of usual disposition of vials and bodies to be tried
123
Insulators of waxed glass
124
Leakage of the Leyden vials
128
Do Dec 14 1771
129
Results of the experiment
135
1 and 1 of 72 x185 Exp vi
136
Plate not flat but of uniform thickness
141
295
144
Machine for trying Leyden vials
145
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Cor Distribution probably nearly the sňme as in plate of air of equiva
154
Ten plates from Nairne 593
157
Comparison of different cylinders
161
Wilcke and Ăpinuss experiment of electrifying a plate of
168
Compared results
170
Appearance of the three green cylinders
182
Double plate A oblong 17 9 x 13 4 wire 72 185
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386
189
4 REPULSION AS SQUARE OF REDUNDANT FLUID
263
Whether charge of Leyden vial bears the same proportion
269
Results for D W B P N O Q
280
Experiment to test the theory Fig
283
Method of the experiment
296
MEASURES
298
583
307
First leather Torpedo 599
312
Experiments without any Torpedo 613
319
616
321
Charge of glass plates is many times greater than it ought to be by
332
Hypothesis about the relative effect of surrounding bodies on the capa
338
Experiment to determine whether the air between the plates is charged
344
First hypothesis Electricity penetrates into the glass to a certain depth
350
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352
Comparison with a very weak degree of electrification Large cylinder
358
RESULTS ON RESISTANCE
359
On the theory of the electric fluid
362
Table of the charges of glass plates
370
Distribution of hypothetical fluids in spheres
375
Electromotive force required to produce a spark
386
Method of preventing the vibration of the straws
388
Capacity of a long narrow cylinder
393
Shock given by the Torpedo under water
397
Two cylinders
400
Arrangement of the apparatus
406
Artificial Torpedo
409
Shocks in air and under salt water Law of divided currents 415420
415
Torpedo in a basket in sand shock through wet shoes and through net 421424
421
Experiment of the globe and hemispheres
423
Capacity as affected by walls of room
430
Structure of the electric organ
434
Excess of redundant fluid on positive side above deficient fluid
437
Intensity of shocks
443
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