The London, Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science

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Taylor & Francis, 1852 - English periodicals

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Page 144 - And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount.
Page 300 - It is impossible, by means of inanimate material agency, to derive mechanical effect from any portion of matter by cooling it below the temperature of the coldest of the surrounding objects.
Page 144 - And I took your sin, the calf which ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, and ground it very small, even until it was as small as dust : and I cast the dust thereof into the brook that descended out of the mount.
Page 143 - ... seek relief from Heaven, and the Gods will do your business very readily. This is according to the direct prescription of Horace, in his Art of Poetry : Nee Deus intersit, nisi dignus vindice nodus Inciderit v. 191. Never presume to make a God appear, But for a business worthy of a God. ROSCOMMON. That is to say, a poet should never call upon the Gods for their assistance, but when he is in great perplexity.
Page 144 - Every thing that may abide the fire, ye shall make it go through the fire, and it shall be clean : nevertheless it shall be purified with the water of separation : and all that abideth not the fire ye shall make go through the water.
Page 136 - According to it, the equivalent weights of bodies are simply those quantities of them which contain equal quantities of electricity, or have naturally equal electric powers ; it being the ELECTRICITY which determines the equivalent number, because it determines the combining force. Or, if we adopt the atomic theory or phraseology, then the atoms of bodies which are equivalents to each other in their ordinary chemical action, have equal quantities of electricity naturally associated with them.
Page 107 - The quantity of heat necessary to raise the temperature of a pound of water...
Page 40 - By current, I mean anything progressive, whether it be a fluid of electricity, or two fluids moving in opposite directions, or merely vibrations, or, speaking still more generally, progressive forces.
Page 301 - ... of heat produced by the expenditure of a quantity w of work in friction, whether of the steam in the pipes and entrance ports, or of any solids or fluids in motion in any part of the engine ; and the remainder, Rw, is absolutely and irrecoverably wasted, unless some use is made of the heat discharged from the condenser.
Page 258 - ... terrestrial — that is, belonging to the earth, and available without the influence of any external body, — or meteoric, — that is, belonging to bodies deposited on the earth from external space. Terrestrial sources, including mountain quarries and mines, the heat of hot springs, and the combustion of native sulphur, perhaps also the combustion of...

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