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Página 138 - I had the opportunity of being acquainted with divers worthy persons, inquisitive into natural philosophy, and other parts of human learning ; and particularly of what hath been called the New Philosophy, or Experimental Philosophy...
Página 145 - There is one thing more that I ought to inform you of, viz. that Mr. Hooke has some pretensions upon the invention of the rule of the decrease of gravity being reciprocally as the squares of the distances from the centre. He says you had the notion from him, though he owns the demonstration of the curves generated thereby to be wholly your own.
Página 13 - To carry out the plan before described, a library will be required, consisting, 1st, of a complete collection of the transactions and proceedings of all the learned societies in the world ; 2d, of the more important current periodical publications, and other works necessary in preparing the periodical reports.
Página 11 - The emphasis upon publications as a means of diffusing knowledge was expressed by the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. In his formal plan for the Institution, Joseph Henry articulated a program that included the following statement: "It is proposed to publish a series of reports, giving an account of the new discoveries in science, and of the changes made from year to year in all branches of knowledge not strictly professional.
Página 294 - But since demand and supply change, not only from day to day but even from hour to hour, the result of this free market is a rate that fluctuates constantly.
Página 138 - Our business was (precluding matters of theology and state affairs) to discourse and consider of philosophical enquiries, and such as related thereunto: as Physick, Anatomy, Geometry, Astronomy, Navigation, Staticks, Magneticks, Chymicks, Mechanicks, and Natural Experiments; with the state of these studies and their cultivation at home and abroad.
Página 10 - Each memoir presented to the Institution to be submitted for examination to a commission of persons of reputation for learning in the branch to which the memoir pertains ; and to be accepted for publication only in case the report of this commission is favorable.
Página 215 - The spherifying forces are of different natures, that of molecular attraction in the case of the oil, and of universal attraction in that of the planet, but the results are " analogous, if not identical." Quickening the rotation makes the figure more oblately spheroidal. When it comes to be so quick...
Página 11 - Transactions of literary and scientific societies, and copies to be given to all the colleges, and principal libraries, in this country. One part of the remaining copies may be offered for sale ; and the other carefully preserved, to form complete sets of the work, to supply the demand from new institutions.
Página 29 - ... coasts of the United States, by Prof. Harvey, of the University of Dublin. The first part of this memoir was published last spring, and has found much favor with the botanical world, as well as with the inhabitants and visitors of our seaboard. The second part of the same memoir is now printed, and will be ready for distribution in the course of a few weeks. It is illustrated by twenty-four plates, and comprises 240 pages of printed matter. The common name of the class of plants which forms the...