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Side 122 - I shall endeavor to explain this law by a comparison : Suppose a number of equal waves of water to move upon the surface, of a stagnant lake with a certain constant velocity, and to enter a narrow channel leading out of the lake. Suppose, then, another similar cause to have excited another equal series of waves, which arrive at the same channel with the same velocity, and at the same time •with the first. Neither series of waves will destroy the other, but their effects will be combined ; if they...
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Side 185 - The recent researches of Henry Ste. -Claire Deville and others go far to show that this breaking up of compounds, or dissociation of elements by intense heat, is a principle of .universal application ; so that we may suppose that all the elements which make up the sun or our planet would, when so intensely heated as to be in...