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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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A Dictionary of Applied Physics, Volume 3

Richard Glazebrook - Physics - 1923
...Maxwell's value deduced from Stefan's measurements,1 D=0-198 Londolt and Bornstein's Tables, 7 = 1-41 the ratio of the specific heat of air at constant pressure to that at constant volume, B, =0-2375 and substitute in the formula (3*), we have Thus under the conditions...
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English Mechanic and World of Science: With which are ..., Volume 51

Industrial arts - 1890
...during the passage of a sound- wave, Xewton's formula should be corrected to V = KB T5" where К is the ratio of the specific heat of air at constant pressure to that at constant volume. Now it can be proved that in any elastic body the velocity of wave-propagation...
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U.S. Standard Atmospheres, 1962: ICAO Standard Atmosphere to 20 Kilometers ...

United States. Committee on Extension to the Standard Atmosphere - Atmosphere - 1963 - 278 pages
...water as the fundamental, fixed point and assigning it the temperature 273.16 К (0.01 С). у The ratio of the specific heat of air at constant pressure to the specific heat of air at constant volume is adopted as 1.40 (dimensionless) . a The mean collision...
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U. S. Standard Atmosphere, 1962: ICAO Standard Atmosphere to 20 Kilometers ...

United States Committee on Extension to the Standard Atmosphere - Standard atmosphere - 1962 - 278 pages
...of water as the fundamental, fixed point and assigning it the temperature 273.16 K (0.01 С). у The ratio of the specific heat of air at constant pressure to the specific heat of air at constant volume is adopted as 1.40 (dimensionless) . a The mean collision...
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Atmospheric Tides: Thermal and Gravitational

S. Chapman, R.S. Lindzen - Science - 1969 - 200 pages
...led Newton to an erroneous value, c2=p/g=gff. Laplace corrected this to c2 = yp/g, where y denotes the ratio of the specific heat of air at constant pressure to that at constant volume; this factor allowed for the adiabatic changes of air temperature in such rapid...
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Philosophical Magazine: A Journal of Theoretical, Experimental and Applied ...

Physics - 1864
...velocity of sound is equal to the product of the velocity which is given by the Newtonian formula, by the square root of the ratio of the specific heat of air under constant pressure, to its specific heat under constant volume”. Since this period, although...
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Never at Rest: A Biography of Isaac Newton

Richard S. Westfall - Biography & Autobiography - 1983 - 908 pages
...necessary correction follows from the heat generated in the compressions of sound waves and is equal to the square root of the ratio of the specific heat of air...pressure to its specific heat at constant volume. With this correction, Newton's analysis remained valid. That scarcely helped Newton as he prepared...
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Intellectual Mastery of Nature. Theoretical Physics from Ohm to Einstein ...

Christa Jungnickel, Russell McCormmach - Reference - 1990 - 455 pages
...equipartition theorem for average energies, which he had stated before. He applied this theorem to the ratio of the specific heat of air at constant pressure to that at constant volume and remarked, with reference to the disparity between the theoretical and the...
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Science In The Making: Scientific Development As Chronicled Historic Papers ...

E. A. Davis - Science - 2003 - 455 pages
...than timat actually observed. He has also given a formula by which the velocity may be determined when the ratio of the specific heat of air at constant pressure to timat at constant volume is known. The determinatiorm of the elevation of temperature in air by compression...
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Compressed Air Magazine: Devoted to the Useful Applications of ..., Volumes 7-8

Compressed air - 1903
...the law of non-transmission of heat, according to which 1 where ; is the number 1-41 which expresses the ratio of the specific heat of air at constant pressure to its specific heat at constant volume. On this supposition, the energy required would be Boyle's law expresses what actually takes place,...
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