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" Pendulum vibrating Seconds of Mean Time in the Latitude of London in a Vacuum at the Level of the Sea is in the proportion of Thirty-Six Inches to Thirty-Nine Inches and one thousand three hundred and ninety-three ten-thousandth Parts of an Inch... "
Mensuration, Mechanical Powers and Machinery: The Principles of Mensuration ... - Page 13
by Daniel Adams - 1849 - 128 pages
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Principles of Physics, Or, Natural Philosophy: Designed for the Use of ...

Benjamin Silliman - Physics - 1861 - 780 pages
...otherwise injured, it should be restored by making a new standard yard, bearing the same proportion to a pendulum vibrating seconds of mean time in the latitude of London, in a vacuum and at the level of the sea, as 36 inches bears to 39.1303 inches, the latter bcing the length of the...
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Transactions, Issue 1

Literary and Historical Society of Quebec - Canada - 1863 - 162 pages
...3. — This section provides that the yard, if lost, &c., may be restored by reference to the length of a pendulum vibrating seconds of mean time in the...latitude of London, in a vacuum at the level of the sea, in the proportion of 36 inches to 39 inches and -fflth part of an inch. 4. — Standard brass weight...
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Mathematics for Practical Men: Being a Common-place Book of Principles ...

Olinthus Gregory - 1863 - 482 pages
...69^ Miles =1 Degree of a Great Circle of the Earth. * The imperial standard yard, when compared with a pendulum, vibrating seconds of mean time in the...of London in a vacuum, at the level of the sea, is in the proportion of 36 inches to 39-1393. Since the passing of this act, however, some very elaborate...
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A General View of the Criminal Law of England

James Fitzjames Stephen - Criminal law - 1863 - 540 pages
...thermometer, the barometer being at 30 inches."* What is an inch ? A measure bearing a certain proportion to " a pendulum vibrating seconds of mean time in the latitude of London in a vacuum at the level of the sea."f What is judicial proof? That which, being permitted by law to be given in evidence, induces...
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Loftus's Inland Revenue Officers' Manual ...

William Harris Johnston - 1865 - 478 pages
...making, under the directions of the Lords of the Treasury, a new standard yard, bearing the proportion to a pendulum vibrating seconds of mean time, in the latitude of London, in a vacuum, and at the level of the sea, of 36 inches to 39-1393 inches." It is here assumed that the laws of nature...
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The metric system of weights and measures compared with British ..., Volume 6

Henry Rutter (of Mitcham.) - 1866 - 152 pages
...Measures, that the said Yard, hereby declared to be the Imperial Standard Yard, when compared with a pendulum vibrating seconds of mean time in the latitude...of London, in a vacuum at the level of the sea, is In the proportion of 36 inches to 39 inches and 1393 ten-thousandth parts of an inch." From which it...
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The Ohio Educational Monthly: A Journal of School and Home Education, Volume 15

Education - 1866 - 446 pages
...lost or destroyed, it should be restored by making " a new standard yard, bearing the proportion to a pendulum vibrating seconds of mean time, in the latitude of London, in a vacuum, and at the level of the sea, as 36 inches is to 39,1393 inches." In 1834, the brass rod spoken of was...
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Principles of Physics, Or, Natural Philosophy: Designed for the Use of ...

Benjamin Silliman - Physics - 1866 - 758 pages
...injured, it should be restored by making a new standard yard, bearing the same proportion to a peudulum vibrating seconds of mean time in the latitude of London, in a vacuum and at the level of the sea, as 36 inches bears to 39.1393 inches, the latter being the length of the...
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An Introduction to Pharmaceutical Chemistry

John Attfield - Chemistry - 1867 - 478 pages
...line = i inch. 1 inch = ai).*.)93 seconds-pendulum. 12 „ =1 foot. 36 „ = 3 „ =1 yard. Length of pendulum vibrating seconds of mean") time in the latitude of London, in a vacuum >• 39-1393 inches. at the level of the sea J RELATION Or MEASURES TO WEIGHTS. ; 1 Minim is the measure...
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A companion to the British pharmacopœia

Peter Squire - 1867 - 358 pages
...36 „ =3 feet = 1 yard. Length of pendulum vibrating seconds of mean time in the i 09.1 393 mches latitude of London, in a vacuum at the level of the sea j BELATION OF MEASUBES TO WEIGHTS. 1 Minim 0-91 grain of water. 1 Fluid Drachm weighs 54-68 „ 1 Fluid...
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