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" ... the ratio of the specific heat of air at constant pressure to the specific heat at constant volume. "
Sound, 8 lectures - Page 46
by John Tyndall - 1867
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An Elementary Treatise on Heat

William Garnett - Heat - 1876 - 117 pages
...air at constant volume is therefore 1-1724x64 „ —j^—;— = 1667... 90 xo From this we see that the ratio of the specific heat of air at constant pressure to its specific heat at constant volume is ' .'" = 1-42... According to the best experiments the value of this ratio for air and other permanent...
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Acoustics, Light, and Heat

William Lees - Heat - 1877 - 299 pages
...observed velocity. Laplace's correction consists in multiplying the velocity as calculated by Newton, by the square root of the ratio of the specific heat of air at constant pressure (O) to its specific heat at constant volume (C"), see Art. 237. Thus, if V be the calculated...
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A Treatise on Hydromechanics

William Henry Besant - Fluid mechanics - 1877 - 320 pages
...elastic, or less elastic, in a greater degree than is given by Boyle's law. Taking /3 to represent the ratio of the specific heat of air at constant pressure to the specific heat at constant volume, If then a small portion of fluid, the density of which is pv...
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An Elementary Treatise on Heat

William Garnett - Chemistry - 1878 - 208 pages
...and the specific heat of air at constant volume is therefore 11724 x 64 90x5 From this we see that the ratio of the specific heat of air at constant pressure to its specific heat at constant •237 volume is — -*-'-- = T42... According to the best experiments the value of this ratio for...
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The meteorology of the Bombay presidency. [With] Diagrams and maps

Charles Chambers (of Colaba observ.) - Atmospheric circulation - 1878 - 80 pages
...of j , , 495088 foot-grains nnnno r1 au- at constant pressure : = 183.6 foot.grains = 2696 -6. x = the ratio of the specific heat of air at constant pressure to the specific heat of air at constant volume: = 1-408 = (1 + kv V), since V is the increase of volume...
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Elementary lessons on sound

William Henry Stone - 1879
...which brings the theoretical into complete accordance with the observed velocity. This consists in multiplying Newton's velocity by the square root of...the ratio of the specific heat of air at constant pressure (C p) to its specific heat at constant volume (<?"). Thus, if V be the calculated velocity,...
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Lecture Notes on Physics

Charles Bird (B.A., F.R.A.S.) - 1880
...determined ? In what order do the higher rates of vibration of a tuning fork follow each other ? 366. From the ratio of the specific heat of air at constant pressure to its specific heat at constant volume you are required to deduce the mechanical equivalent of heat. How will you do it ? 367. Sketch an experimental...
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An elementary treatise on heat

William Garnett - 1884
...and the specific heat of air at constant volume is therefore 11724 x 64 90x5 From this we see that the ratio of the specific heat of air at constant pressure to its specific heat at constant '237 volume is '" = 1'42... According to the best experiments the value of this ratio for air and other...
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The Scientific Papers of James Prescott Joule, Volume 1

James Prescott Joule - Chemistry - 1884 - 657 pages
...compression ; and let P', V, and Tr be what they become when the compression is concluded. Then if /. denote the ratio of the specific heat of air at constant pressure to the specific heat of air kept in a space of constant volume, and if, as appears to be nearly, if not...
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The Microcosm: The Organ of Substantial Philosophy, Volume 7

Philosophy - 1890
...freezing temperature ; but Laplace assumed such changes to exist, and by multiplying Newton's figures by " the square root of the ratio of the specific...volume, the actual or observed velocity is obtained." The result of his calculation gave 174 feet a second as the increase of velocity created by the heat...
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