Treatises On The Pendulum

Catalogue no: 1508
Dewey No: 531.53 Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Multiple
Total pages: 516 Illustrations: 1 Language(s): English Publication date: 1818-1832
Editor: Publisher: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
Dimensions: 290mm x 225mm Condition: Reasonable, but hard covers separated at spine
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Bound copy (grey/brown hard covers) of several articles on this subject read to the Royal Society 1818-1832.  Previously owned by Robert Gardner, Chronometer Maker, whose name is inscribed in ink inside front cover.

Details of articles as follows:

1. Remarks on the probabilities of error in physical observations, and on the density of the earth, considered, especially with regard to the reduction of experiments on the pendulum.  In a letter to Capt. Henry Kater, F.R.S.  By Thomas Young, M.D. For Sec. R.S.  Read January 21, 1819.  (24 pages)

2. An account of experiments for determining the variation in the length of the pendulum vibrating seconds, at the principal stations of the Trigonometrical Survey of Great Britain.  By Capt. Henry Kater, F.R.S.  Read June 24, 1819.  (172 pages)

3. Letter from Captain Basil Hall, R.N. to Captain Kater, communicating the details of experiments made to him and Mr Henry Foster, with an Invariable Pendulum; in London; at the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean, near the Equator; at San Blas de California on the N.W.Coast of Mexico; and at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.  With and Appendix, containingthe Second Series of Experiments in London, on the Return.  Red April 24, 1823.  (77 pages)

4. An Account of Experiments made with and Invariable Pendulum at New South Wales, by Major-General Sir Thomas Brisbane, K.C.B. F.R.S.  Communicated by Captain Henry Kater, F.R.S. in a letter to Sir Humphry Davy, Bart. Pres. R.S.  Read June 19, 1823.  (16 pages)

5. Experiments to determine the difference in the length of the seconds pendulum in London and in Paris.  By Captain Edward Sabine, of the Royal Artillery, Secretary of the Royal Society.  Communicated by Thomas Young, M.D., Foreign Secretary to the Royal Society, and Secretary to the Board of Longitude.  Read November 15, 1827.  (42 pages)

6. Experiments to determine the difference in the number of vibrations made by an Invariable Pendulum in the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, and in the house in London in which Captain Kater's experiments were made.  By Captain Edward Sabine of the Royal Artillery, Secretary to the Royal Society.  Communicated by the President of the Society and Council.  Read December 11, 1828.  (19 pages)

7. On the reduction to a vacuum of the vibrations of an invariable pendulum.  By Captain Edward Sabine, of the Royal Artillery, Secretary of the Royal Society.  Communicated by Dr. Thomas Young, Secretary of the late Board of Longitude.  Read March 12 and 19, 1829. (22 pages and an illustration)

8. Observations made with the invariable pendulum (No. 4. Jones), at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, for the purpose of determining the compression of the earth.  By the Rev. Fearon Fallows, F.R.S.  Astronomer of the Cape Observatory.  Communicated by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.  Read February 18, 1830.  (22 pages)

9. Experiments on the Length of the Seconds Pendulum at the Royal Observatory of Greenwich.  By Captain Edward Sabine, of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, F.R.S.  Read June 16, 1831  (29 pages)

10. On the Correction of a Pendulum for the Reduction to a Vacuum; together with Remarks on some anomalies observed in Pendulum experiments.  By F.Baily, Esq., F.R.S.  Read May 31, 1832.  (93 pages)

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