## A Syllabus of a Course in Elementary PhysicsRumford Printing Company, 1905 |

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ABC and SDN absolute units angle of incidence angle of refraction area of cross body in air centigrade scale centimeter centre of curvature change of temperature COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION conductor critical angle cross section cubic curved mirror cuts the larger decimeter Definitions degree dekameter denser density divided circuits dyne Electrical English system Equilibrium foot-pound force acting force applied fulcrum given force gravitation units heat of fusion heat of vaporization heat units required hektometer HORSE POWER incident ray inclined plane Inversely proportional latent heat length lever locate an image mass Meter Metric system number of heat numerical value parallel pole Potential energy pound poundal pressure principal axis principal focus raise 1 gram real image reflection required to raise similar cells SINKING BODIES Specific gravity specific heat square straight line drawn substance Total internal reflection triangles ABC unreal image V₁ velocity volume weight of body

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Page 15 - Every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force, whose direction is that of the line joining the two, and whose magnitude is directly as the product of their masses, and inversely as the square of their distance from each other.

Page 34 - The volume of a gas under constant pressure expands when raised from the freezing to the boiling temperature [of water} by the same fraction of itself , whatever be the nature of the gas.

Page 17 - The unit of force is that force which, acting for one second on a mass of one gramme, gives to it a velocity of one centimetre per second.

Page 5 - The specific gravity of a body is the ratio of the weight of the body to the weight of an equal volume of some other body taken as the standard of comparison, and whose specific gravity, therefore, is taken as the unit.

Page 16 - The time of vibration varies directly as the square root of the length of the pendulum.

Page 3 - Table of Linear Measure 10 millimeters (mm.) =1 centimeter 10 centimeters (cm.) =1 decimeter 10 decimeters (dcm.) =1 Meter 10 meters (m.) =1 dekameter 10 dekameters (dkm.) =1...

Page 35 - A calorie is the amount of heat required to raise one gram of water 1° C. The...

Page 4 - Measures, and is a vessel whose volume is equal to a cube whose edge is one-tenth of a meter, equal to 1.05673 qt. Liquid Measure, and .9081 qt. Dry Measure, TABLE. 10 Milliliters, ml. . . . =1 Centiliter. 10 Centiliters, cl. . . . ' = 1 Deciliter. 10 Deciliters, dl. .-. . =1 LITEB.

Page 21 - The angle of incidence equals the angle of reflection. ( The angle of incidence is...

Page 7 - A pressure which is applied to any portion of the surface of a liquid is transmitted in all directions and is exerted unchanged in amount upon every equal portion of the surface of the containing vessel at right angles to that surface.