Bulletin of the Bureau of Standards, Volume 1

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1905 - Physics
Contains results of investigations, researches, etc., pertaining to scientific, technical and manufacturing interests of the country.
 

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Page 53 - Ampere, which is one-tenth of the unit of current of the CGS system of electromagnetic units and which is represented sufficiently well for practical use by the unvarying current which, when passed through a solution of nitrate of silver in water, in accordance with a certain specification, deposits silver at the rate of 0.001118 of a gramme per second.
Page 368 - Custom-Houses, and for other purposes, to be delivered to the governor of each state in the Union, or such person as he may appoint, for the use of the states respectively, to the end that a uniform standard of weights and measures may be established throughout the United States.
Page 50 - As a unit of resistance, the international ohm, which is based upon the ohm equal to 10" 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 grams in mass, of a constant cross-sectional area and of the length of 106.3 centimetres.
Page 61 - ... international farad, which is the capacity of a condenser charged to a potential of one international volt by one international coulomb of electricity.
Page 66 - Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by virtue of the power vested in Her by the said Act, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, is pleased to approve the several denominations of standards set forth in the schedule hereto, as new denominations of standards for electrical measurement.
Page 61 - ... the electro-motive force that, steadily applied to a conductor whose resistance is one international ohm, will produce a current of...
Page 74 - The International Ohm is the unit of resistance and is defined as the resistance offered to an unvarying current by a column of mercury at the temperature of melting ice, 14.4521 grams in mass, 106.300 cm.
Page 376 - In 1893, the international metre and kilogram became the fundamental standards of length and mass in the United States, both for metric and customary weights and measures.
Page 69 - Clean the glass tube and platinum wire carefully, then heat the exposed end of the platinum red-hot, and insert it in the mercury in the test tube, taking care that the whole of the exposed platinum is covered. Shake up the paste and introduce it without contact with the upper part of the walls of the test tube, filling the tube above the mercury to a depth of rather more than 1 cm.
Page 62 - The liquid should consist of a neutral solution of pure silver nitrate, containing about 15 parts by weight of the nitrate to 85 parts of water. The resistance of the voltameter changes...

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