Lectures on Select Subjects in Mechanics, Hydrostatics, Pneumatics, Optics, and Astronomy

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T. Tegg, 1839 - Astronomy - 463 pages
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Page 55 - ... 2. When the prop is at one end of the lever, the power at the other, and the weight between them ; 3.
Page 164 - I have taken a piece of a whole cannon, whereof the end was burst, and filled it three quarters full of water, stopping and screwing up the broken end, as also the touch-hole ; and making a constant fire under it, within twenty-four hours it burst and made a great crack...
Page 50 - From the principles thus established, it is evident that the earth moves round the sun, and not the sun round the earth...
Page xlvii - The Art of Drawing in Perspective made Easy to those who have no previous knowledge of the Mathematics.
Page xxxiv - During my two years' stay at Edinburgh, I somehow took a violent inclination to study anatomy, surgery, and physic, all from reading of books, and conversing with gentlemen on these subjects ; which, for that time, put all thoughts of astronomy out of my mind, and I had no inclination to become acquainted with any one there who taught either mathematics or astronomy : for nothing would serve me but to be a doctor. At the end of the second year I left Edinburgh, and went to see my father, thinking...
Page 405 - ... 49", which wants 28' 11" of being as nearly in conjunction with the same node at the end of the period as it was at the beginning...
Page 4 - ... with odoriferous particle.s, yet these bodies lose but a very small part of their weight in a great length of time. Again, it is said by those who have examined the subject with the best glasses, and whose accuracy may be relied on, that there are more animals in the milt of a single cod-fish, than there are men on the whole earth, and that a single grain of sand is larger than four millions of these animals.
Page 345 - If a plate similar to this triangle be made as thick as the distance between the lines ac and bd, and set upright between them, touching at a and b, its hypothenuse ag...
Page 163 - An admirable and most forcible way to drive up water by fire, not by drawing or sucking it upwards, for that must be as the philosopher calleth it, infra spheeram activitatis, which is but at such a distance. But this way hath no bounder, if the vessels be strong enough ; for I have taken a piece of a whole cannon, whereof the end was burst, and filled it...
Page 164 - One vessel of water rarefied by fire driveth up forty of cold water ; and a man that tends the work is but to turn two cocks, that, one vessel of water being consumed, another begins to force and refill with cold water, and so successively, the fire being tended and kept constant, which the selfsame person may likewise abundantly perform in the interim, between the necessity of turning the said cocks.

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