The Electrical Researches of the Honourable Henry Cavendish, R.F.S., Written Between 1771 and 1781

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Cambridge University Press, 1879 - Electricity - 454 pages

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Contents

Pressure of electric fluid against a surface
21
Charge of a thin flat plate independent of its thickness
31
Molecular constitution of
43
Charge of a condenser little affected by the presence of an over
52
Cantons and Franklins experiments
56
147
67
Fig 6 Two equidistant concave plates
74
Cor 176
85
Wilcke and Ępinuss experiment of electrifying a plate of
87
Advantages of the method 246 Advantages of the method
92
Effect of temperature 691
102
Fig PAGB
104
Trial Plate
116
New apparatus for the comparison of capacities Fig 20 295
120
Insulators of waxed glass
124
Allowance for connecting wire 647
137
Plate not flat but of uniform thickness
141
List of plates of glass 592
144
Machine for trying Leyden vials
145
The trial plate 297
147
Cor Distribution probably nearly the same as in plate of air of equiva
154
Ten plates from Nairne 593
157
Slit coatings
159
540
162
Compared results 649
170
Comparison with a very weak degree of electrification Large cylinder
173
Effect of heat on glass To face p
180
Cor 2
181
544
186
Lemma Potential of two equal particles compared with that of their
187
Effect of floor and walls of the room
193
Condition of electric equilibrium between conductors in electric com
199
Electrification by induction
205
Effect of an overcharged body
209
The electricity of glass is here taken to be positive
217
Three coated plates 1 8 diam 18 thick
218
The charging jar
223
5
224
Advantages of the second method
229
comparison with Art 455
232
Second experimentA piece of wood within a vessel formed of
235
Increase of charge by induction 652
240
Method of operation Fig 14
241
The gauge electrometer
248
ARTICLES
250
The bodies to be tested were chosen of nearly equal capacity
254
Leakage of the Leyden vials
260
Six different arrangements
266
Charge of coated glass at different temperatures Fig
268
Whether charge of Leyden vial bears the same proportion
269
Effect of the thickness of a plate on its capacity
272
Charge of compound plate of glass and rosin
275
Bearing on the theory
278
Comparison of D + E +F when close together and when six inches apart
317
Experiments without any Torpedo 613
319
Comparison of charges of jars and battery method of repeated communi
321
on thick plates and 0 09 on thin plates
323
Spreading not uniform throughout its extent
328
550
330
Comparison of water purged of air and plain water 624
331
RESISTANCE OF COPPER WIRE
338
41 x 345 compared with double B by sliding coated plate
344
H 658
349
551
352
Table of glass plates 673
355
Water with different quantities of salt in it 696
361
NOTES BY THE EDITOR NOTE PAGE 1 On the theory of the electric fluid
362
Distribution of hypothetical fluids in spheres c
368
Table of the charges of plates of other substances
371
Canals of incompressible fluid
375
Difference between thick plates and thin ones
377
Charges of two parallel disks close together
378
Infinite body
379
Molecular constitution of air
380
Zero of potential
382
Table of results with cylindric vials
383
Fifth hypothesis on the communication of electricity between conductor
384
Electromotive force required to produce a spark
387
The Leyden jars
389
Capacity of a long narrow cylinder
393
Walshs experiments on the Torpedo 395
395
Two cylinders
400
Conditions requisite for a spark and for attraction and repulsion 401408
401
Glass as a dielectric
402
Theory of this method 582
403
The two flat conductors between which the plate of air lies or in modern
404
Theory of the experiment with trial plates
406
Early form of Cavendishs Theory of Electricity
411
Shocks in air and under salt water Law of divided currents 415420
415
Experiment of the globe and hemispheres
417
The testing electrometer 244
418
Torpedo in a basket in sand shock through wet shoes and through net 421424
421
Capacity of a disk of sensible thickness
423
Two circles
425
Square
426
Three parallel plates
427
Capacity as affected by walls of room
429
Tin cylinder c
430
Comparison of measurements of dielectric capacity
432
On Electrical Fishes
433
Why the Torpedo gives no spark 423_435
435
Excess of redundant fluid on positive side above deficient fluid on negative side
437
Pump water rain water salt in 1000 sea water 684
443
553
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