On the Discordancies in the Results of the Methods for determining the Length of the simple Pendulum

Catalogue no: 1496
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Francis Baily, Esq. F.R.S.
Total pages: 8 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 1829
Editor: Publisher: Unknown
Dimensions: 230mm x 150mm Condition: Reasonable, a little regged with tears
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Notes:

pp.97-104 extracted from an unknown publication (Though possibly Philosophical Transactions) and bound separately between paper covers.

Written in ink on front cover: "Length of Simple Pendulum by Francis Baily"

Content of text is best described in first sentence:

"It is well known to many persons that I have, for some time past, been engaged in making experiments on the convertible pendulum, with a view to satisfy myself of the accuracy of the generally received determination of the length of the simple pendulum, vibrating seconds, in this latitude.  The result of thoses experiments has convinced me that we are, at present, very far from possessing in that instrument a method of deducing a standard measure."

Reference made throughout to experiments by other interested parties, Captain Kater, M. Prony (Lecons de Mechanique Analytique), M.Biot (Base du Systeme Metrique), M.M.Borda, Bouvard and Mathieu.

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