Report of the Annual Meeting, Nummer 4

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Pagina viii - Committee two years in advance ; and the arrangements for it shall be entrusted to the Officers of the Association. General Committee. The General Committee shall sit during the week of the Meeting, or longer, to transact the business of the Association. It shall consist of the following persons : — CLASS...
Pagina 312 - This constant multiplier is called the index of refraction, and is equal to the ratio of the velocities of light in the two media.
Pagina viii - Its objects are— to give a stronger impulse, and a more systematic direction to scientific enquiry— to promote the intercourse of those who cultivate Science in different parts of the British Empire with one another, and with Foreign Philosophers — to obtain a more general attention to the objects of Science, and a removal of any disadvantages of a public kind which impede its progress.
Pagina 95 - MD.FRS, &c., late Fellow of Trinity College, and Professor of Anatomy in the University of Cambridge , with additional References furnished by the Author.
Pagina 317 - Are not gross bodies and light convertible into one another, and may not bodies receive much of their activity from th'e particles of light which enter their composition...
Pagina 563 - I offer the hypothesis, that the whole difference in the quantity of rain, at different heights above the surface of the neighbouring ground, is caused by the continual augmentation of each drop of rain from the commencement to the end of its descent, as it traverses successively the humid strata of air at a temperature so much lower than that of the surrounding medium as to cause the deposition of moisture upon its surface.
Pagina 96 - Idola tribus sunt fundata in ipsa natura humana, atque in ipsa tribu seu gente hominum. Falso enim asseritur, sensum humanum esse mensuram rerum ; quin contra, omnes perceptiones, tam sensus quam mentis, sunt ex analogia hominis, non ex analogia universi. Estque intellectus humanus instar speculi inaequalis ad radios rerum, qui suam naturam naturae rerum immiscet, eamque distorquet et inficit.
Pagina 257 - Water. And the Water rises up to this height by the Action only of those Particles of the Ashes which are upon the Surface of the elevated Water; the Particles which are within the Water, attracting or repelling it as much downwards as upwards. And therefore the Action of the Particles is very strong. But the Particles of the Ashes being not so dense and close together as those of Glass, their Action is not so strong as that of Glass, which keeps Quick-silver suspended to the height of 60 or 70 Inches,...
Pagina 34 - ... short side pointing downwards : they are so fragile, that they can rarely be taken entire from the matrix. Upon this stratum of clay, in a matrix of sand, lies a bed of the Ostrea virginica, in some places a foot in thickness.
Pagina viii - To give a stronger impulse and a more systematic direction to scientific inquiry, — to promote the intercourse of those who cultivate Science in different parts of the British Empire, with one another and with foreign philosophers, — to obtain a more general attention to the objects of Science, and a removal of any disadvantages of a public kind which impede its progress.

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