# U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 21, Part 2

U.S. Naval Institute, 1895 - Naval art and science

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Page 376 - As a Unit of Resistance, the International Ohm, which is based upon the ohm equal to io9 units of resistance of the CGS system of electromagnetic units, and is represented by the resistance offered to an unvarying electric current by a column of mercury at the temperature of melting ice, 14.4521 grammes in mass of a constant cross-sectional area, and of the length of 106.3 centimetres.
Page 376 - ... As a unit of electromotive force, the international volt, which is the electromotive force that, steadily applied to a conductor whose resistance is one international ohm, will produce a current of one international ampere, and which is represented sufficiently well for practical use by \\\% of the electromotive force between the poles or electrodes of the voltaic cell known as Clark's cell, at a temperature of 15° C., and prepared in the manner described in the accompanying specification...
Page 376 - As a unit of quantity, the international coulomb, which is the quantity of electricity transferred by a current of one international ampere in one second. As a unit of capacity, the international farad, which is the capacity of a condenser charged to a potential of one international volt by one international coulomb of electricity.
Page 376 - As a unit of electro-motive force, the international volt, " which is the electro-motive force that, steadily applied to a " conductor whose resistance is one international ohm, will '• produce a current of one international ampere...
Page 376 - The unit of induction shall be the henry, which is the induction in a circuit when the electromotive force induced in this circuit is one International volt while the inducing current varies at the rate of one ampere per second.
Page 376 - The unit of current shall be what is known as the international ampere, which is onetenth of the unit of current of the centimeter-gramsecond system of electro-magnetic units, and is the practical equivalent of the unvarying current, which, when passed through a solution of nitrate of silver in water in accordance with standard specifications, deposits silver at the rate of one thousand one hundred and eighteen millionths of a gram per second.
Page 376 - That it shall be the duty of the National Academy of Sciences to prescribe and publish, as soon as possible after the passage of this Act, such specifications of details as shall be necessary for the practical application of the definitions of the ampere and volt hereinbefore given, and such specifications shall be the standard specifications herein mentioned.
Page 299 - ... at age 15, nearest birthday. The relative annual increase (increase at any year divided by the average value at that year) gives a truer idea of growth than the absolute annual increase, because the latter value is entangled with the size of the individual measured. The absolute increase is commonly greater in a big boy than in a small boy, and yet the rate of growth may be the same.
Page 283 - This difference shows itself most distinctly between the ages of eleven and fifteen years. During this time a rise in the curves for the males coincides with a fall in those for the females, while before and after this period the curves, as a rule, rise and fall together. We must conclude, therefore, that the rate of annual increase both in height and weight is different at different percentile grades, or, in other words, that large children grow differently from small ones...
Page 376 - ... system of electro-magnetic units, and is represented by the resistance offered to an unvarying electric current by a column of mercury at the temperature of melting ice fourteen and four thousand five hundred and twenty-one ten-thousandths...