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Página 75 - Before having any knowledge of the method given in the above account, I had succeeded in producing electrical effects in the following manner, which differs from that employed by Mr. Faraday, and which appears to me to develop some new and interesting facts. A piece of copper wire, about thirty feet long and covered with elastic varnish, was closely coiled around the middle of the...
Página 53 - On either side of this zone and converging toward it are the trade winds, which blow from the northeast in the Northern Hemisphere and from the southeast in the Southern Hemisphere. The...
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Página 201 - ... us to admit the existence of a principal discharge in one direction and then several reflex actions backward and forward each more feeble than the preceding, until the equilibrium is obtained. All the facts are shown to be in accordance with this hypothesis, and a ready explanation is afforded by it of a number of phenomena, which are to be found in the older works on electricity, but which have until this time remained unexplained."* The italics are Henry's.
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Página 43 - Around this horse-shoe 540 feet of copper bell-wire were wound in nine coils of 60 feet each ; these coils were not continued around the whole length of the bar, but each strand of wire (according to the principle before mentioned) occupied about two inches and was coiled several times backward and forward over itself. The several ends of...