Elementary treatise on electricity and magnetism, founded on Joubert's 'Traité élémentaire d'électricité,' by G.C. Foster and E. Atkinson

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1896 - Electricity - 552 pages

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Page 458 - As a unit of resistance, the international Ohm. which is based upon the ohm equal to 109 units of resistance of the CGS 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, 14.4521 grammes in mass, of a constant cross-sectional area, and of a length of 106.3 centimetres.

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