London: Taylor and Francis, 1862. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION, FULL VOLUME 152, PART II OF THE 1862 PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS COMPLETE WITH A NUMBER OF NOTABLE PAPERS. Handsomely illustrated with 48 plates.
Fleeming Jenkin was a professor of engineering at Edinburgh as well as an imaginative electrician and cable engineer of note. Present here is Jenkin’s important paper on the electrical theory of submarine cables in undersea telecommunications. In it, Jenkin makes “a determination… of the specific inductive capacity of gutta-percha… This was the very first true measurement of the specific inductive capacity of a dielectric which had been made after the discovery by Faraday of the existence of the property, and his primitive measurement of it… At the time when Jenkin made his measurements the existence of specific inductive capacity was either unknown, or ignored, or denied, by almost all the scientific authorities of the day” (Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin). Note that Part II of this paper appeared in a different volume and we offer it separately.
Also included: Joule on the heating effects of fluids in motion and the results of experiments “on the difference between the temperatures of an elastic fluid on the high-and-low pressure sides of a porous plug through which it was transmitted. Joule is well known for his discovery of Joule's Law, the connection between heat and mechanical work, where heat is a form of energy. “From Joule’s extensive and reliable data [presented in this paper] Thomson derived an empirical law [stating] that the cooling effect per unit pressure difference varie[s] as the inverse square of the absolute temperature” (Carwell, 202).
Also included: a paper by Stokes investigating the spark spectra of metals, spectra of the electric arc, form and effects of the electrodes; Cayley on analytical geometry; Hopkins mathematical theory of the motions of glaciers; Robinson on the spectrum of the electric light given by a compound body is not the superposed spectra of its elements.
The full table of contents:
Joule & Thomson “On the thermal effects of fluids in motion.— Part IV"
W. Fairbairn "On the law of expansion of superheated steam"
G. G. Stokes "On the long spectrum of electric light"
Balfour Stewart "On the nature of the forces concerned in producing the greater magnetic disturbances"
Arthur Cayley "On the analytical theory of the conic"
Robert Mallet, "Appendix to the account of the earthquake-wave experiments made at Holyhead"
William Hopkins "On the theory of the motion of glaciers"
J. S. Bowerbank "On the anatomy and physiology of the Spongiadoe.—Part II
C. Brodie "On the oxidation and disoxidation effected by the alkaline peroxides"
W. A. Miller "On the photographic transparency of various bodies, and on the photographic effects of metallic and other spectra obtained by means of the electric spark"
Lionel S. Beale "Further observations on the distribution of nerves to the elementary fibres of striped muscle" J. Lockart Clarke "Researches on the development of the spinal cord in man, mammalia, and birds"
T. R. Robinson "On spectra of electric of light, as modified by the nature of the electrodes and the media of discharge"
Fleeming Jenkin "Experimental researches on the transmission of electric signals through submarine cables. Part I. Laws of transmission through various lengths of one cable"
Charles Lyell "The lignites and clays of Bovey Tracey, Devonshire"
Oswald Here "On the fossil flora of Bovey Tracey"
J. S. Bowerbank "On the anatomy and physiology of the spongiadæ.—Part III. On the generic characters, the specific characters, and on the method of examination" Item #1093
CONDITION & DETAILS: Complete Volume 152, Part II. Small ex-libris stamp on title page. Quarto. (11 x 9 inches). , pp. 579-1142, [48 plates]. Handsomely and solidly rebound in aged calf. 5 raised bands at the spine, each gilt-ruled; gilt-tooled fleur de lis at the spine. Red and black, gilt-lettered labels. New endpapers. Very bright and clean throughout. Near fine.