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" Therefore the specific gravity of a solid or a liquid body, is the ratio of its weight to the weight of an equal volume of water... "
Book III - Page 84
by George William Myers - 1908
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The Elements of Mechanics

James Renwick - Mechanics - 1832 - 558 pages
...gravity beneath the surface. CHAPTER IV. OF SPECIFIC GRAVITIES. 337. The specific gravity of a body is the ratio of its weight to the weight of an equal volume of some other body. In this general sense, it is equivalent to density, which is the relation...
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A Compendium of Natural Philosophy: Adapted to the Use of the General Reader ...

Denison Olmsted - Physics - 1837 - 374 pages
...its weight to the weight of an equal volume of water ; and the specific gravity of an aeriform body, is the ratio of its weight to the weight of an equal volume of air But a ratio is expressed by a vulgar fraction, whose numerator is the antecedent and...
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An Introduction to Natural Philosophy: Designed as a Text Book ..., Volume 1

Denison Olmsted - Physics - 1838 - 378 pages
...and liquids, and common air for gases. Therefore the specific gravity of a solid or a liquid body, is the ratio of its weight to the weight of an equal volume of water; and the specific gravity of an aeriform body, is the ratio of its weight to the weight...
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A Practical Treatise on Arithmetic: Wherein Every Principle Taught is ...

George Leonard (Jr.) - Arithmetic - 1839 - 362 pages
...make ? Answer, a cubic pile 8 ft. square. SPECIFIC GRAVITY. LESSON 182. The specific gravity of any substance is the ratio of its weight to the weight of an equal bulk of fresh water ; thus, if the substance weighs 2 oz., and an equal bulk of water 1 oz., its specific gravity...
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A Practical Treatise on Arithmetic...: Combining the Useful Properties of ...

George Leonard - Arithmetic - 1841 - 354 pages
...it make ? Ans. a cubic pile 8 ft. square. SPECIFIC GRAVITY. LESSON 191. The specific gravity of any substance is the ratio of its weight to the weight of an equal bulk of fresh water ; thus, if the substance weighs 2 oz., and an equal bulk of water 1 oz., its specific gravity...
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A Practical Treatise on Arithmetic...: Combining the Useful Properties of ...

George Leonard - Arithmetic - 1841 - 352 pages
...it make ? Ans. a cubic pile 8 ft. square. SPECIFIC GRAVITY. LESSON 191. The specific gravity of any substance is the ratio of its weight to the weight of an equal bulk of fresh water ; thus, if the substance weighs 2 oz., and an equal bulk of water 1 oz., its specific gravity...
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An Introduction to Natural Philosophy: Designed as a Text Book, for the Use ...

Denison Olmsted - Physics - 1844 - 618 pages
...its weight to the weight of an equal volume of water; and the specific gravity of an aeriform body, is the ratio of its weight to the weight of an equal volume of air. But a ratio is expressed by a vulgar fraction, whose numerator is the antecedent, and...
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Chemical Technology: Or, Chemistry, Applied to the Arts and to ..., Volume 1

Friedrich Ludwig Knapp - Chemistry, Technical - 1848 - 606 pages
...Experiments made at Le Bouchet have proved this fact very clearly ; it was found, that when compared with the weight of an equal bulk of water : the weight of a certain bulk of powder was Before glazing .... 0.810 After 4 hours' exposure in the barrels . 0.833...
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Hand-books of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy: Mechanics. Hydrostatics ...

Dionysius Lardner - Astronomy - 1851 - 800 pages
...weight of its own bulk of water above its weight is greater. 661. The buoyancy of a solid depends on the ratio of its weight to the weight of an equal bulk of the liquid. — The support, whether partial or total, which a solid sustains from a liquid in which...
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A Compendium of Natural Philosophy: Adapted to the Use of the General Reader ...

Denison Olmsted - Physics - 1851 - 494 pages
...its weight to the weight of an equal volume of water ; and the specific gravity of an aeriform body, is the ratio of its weight to the weight of an equal volume of air. But a ratio is expressed by a vulgar fraction. whose numerator is the antecedent, and...
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