Account of Pendulum Experiments undertaken in the Harton Colliery, for the purpose of determining the Mean Density of the Earth

Catalogue no: 1506
Dewey No: 531.53 Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): George Biddell Airy
Total pages: 58 Illustrations: 2 Language(s): English Publication date: 1856
Editor: Publisher: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
Dimensions: 300mm x 235mm Condition: Reasonable,
Related titles: Related library records:
Lecture on the Pendulum-Experiments at Harton Pit
Notes:

A lecture read January 24 and 31, 1856.

An experiment to determine the mean density of the earth carried out 1854-5. 

Begins with a history of the theory behind the experiment and its progress since 1826.

A full account of the experiment together with several charts of the clock's performance.

Two engravings at rear show a map of the Colliery area and another of the two clocks and other equipment used in the experiment.

Room location: Library Cabinet: E Shelf: 2
Search terms: Pendulums
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