# Mine Gases and Ventilation: Textbook for Students of Mining, Mining Engineers and Candidates Preparing for Mining Examinations Designed for Working Out the Various Problems that Arise in the Practice of Coal Mining, as They Relate to the Safe and Effecient Operation of Mines

McGraw-Hill, 1920 - Coal mines and mining - 433 pages
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### Contents

 AIR 1 HEAT 42 MINE GASES 86 EXPLOSIONS IN MINES 116 MINE RESCUE WORK AND APPLIANCES 131 THEORY OF VENTILATION 161
 PRACTICAL VENTILATION 248 MINE LAMPS AND LIGHTING 268 ADDENDA 328 INDEX 415 Copyright

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Page 329 - The logarithm of a number is the exponent of the power to which it is necessary to raise a fixed number, in order to produce the first number.
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Page 150 - Permissibility tests will not be made unless the unit has been completely developed and is a form that can be marketed. (f) The results of the tests shall be regarded as confidential by all present at the tests and shall not be made public in any way before the shot-firing unit is formally approved by the Bureau of Mines.