Elementary Treatise on Natural Philosophy. Based on the Traite de Physique . . .
by PRIVAT-DESCHANEL, Augustin (1821-1883); Joseph David EVERETT (1831-1904).
London:: Blackie & Son, 1913., 1913. Four parts in one volume. Thick 8vo. viii, 256; 273, ; 358; 318 pp. [Total: 1214 pages]. Color frontis (folding outer margin), 1 color plate (pt. III, facing p. 246), 720 (total) figures [180; 140; 181; 219], index. Contemporary brown blind- and gilt-stamped calf, prize binding of Bradford Grammar School, raised bands, all edges marbled; extremities rubbed. Prize bookplate, "2nd Henry Maufe Prize for Physics Awarded July 1915, to G. E. Richmond, W. [William] H. Keeling, Head Master," Bradford Grammar School [United Kingdom]. Good. Seventeenth edition, translated and edited, with extensive additions, by J. D. Everett. This exhaustive work relating to all branches of natural philosophy, covers mechanics, constitution of bodies, gravity, laws of falling bodies, the pendulum, balance, hydrostatics, principle of Archimedes, vessels in communication – capillarity, barometers, Boyle's law, air-pump, air pressure, pumps for liquids, efflux of liquids, HEAT: thermometry, relating to expansion, solids, liquids, gases, fusions and solidification, evaporation & condensation, ebullition, tension & vapor density, hygrometry, radiant heat, heat conduction, calorimetry, thermodynamics, steam & other heat engines, terrestrial temperatures, ELECTRICITY: electrical induction, measurement of electrical forces, electrical machines, related experiments, electric potential, electrical condensers, effects of discharge, electrometers, MAGNETISM: facts & laws, experiments, CURRENT ELECTRICITY: Galvanic battery, Galvanometer, Ohm's law, electrodynamics, heating effects of currents, electro-motors – telegraphs, electro-chemistry, induction of currents, electrical and magnetic units, ACOUSTICS: production and propagation of sound, numerical evaluation of sound, modes of vibration, analysis of vibrations & constitution of sounds, consonance, dissonance, and resultant tones, OPTICS: propagation of light, reflection of light, refraction, lenses, vision & optical instruments, dispersion – study of spectra, color, wave theory of light, polarization and double refraction. / Augustin Privat-Deschanel, born in 1821, in Allenc, Lozere, died in 1883, in Vanves. He was a professor of physical sciences at the Royal College of Limoges in the years 1844-1848, from October 1844 to March 1848. He also taught for a long time at Louis-le-Grand High School in Paris. PROVENANCE: Reverend William Hulton Keeling (1840-1916), Bradford Grammar School Head Master (served 1871-1915), M.A., L.L.D. I could not learn much more about G. E. Richmond other than he was later at Queen's College, participating in the Hastings Science Exhibition. The Bradford Grammar School has a revered history and dates back to ca. 1553.
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