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Peacock, George
Geisteswissenschaften / Archäologie / Thomas Young
Miscellaneous Works of the late Thomas Young, M.D., F.R.S., &c., (Volume I.)
and one of the eight foreign associates of the National Institute of France
Vols. I & II. including his scientific memoirs, &c.

Signatur: A009-B100-D001-A002
Autor: Peacock, George
Buchart: Hardcover
Verlag: John Murray, London (Großbritannien)
Veröffentlichung: 2021
Sprache: Englisch,
Seiten: 514
Format: gr. 8°
Größe (HxBXT): 23,0 x 15,0 cm x 4,5 cm
Miscellaneous Works of the late Thomas Young, M.D., F.R.S., &c., (Volume I.)
1. Observations on Vision; 2. On the Mechanism of the Eye; 3. Outlines of Experiments and Inquiries respecting Sound and Light; 4. An Essay on Cycloidal Curves; 5. An Essay on Music; 6. A Letter to Mr. Nicholson, respecting Sound and Light; 7. On the Theory of Light and Colours; 8. An Account of some Cases of the Production of Colours not hitherto described; 9. Experiments and Calculations relative to Physical Optics; 10. Reply to the Animadversions of the Edinburgh Reviewers; 11. Harmonic Sliders; 12. Review of Laplace's Memoir, 'Sur la Loi de la Réfraction extraordinaire dans les Christaux diaphanes"; 13. Review of the "Mémoires de Physique et de Chimie de la Société d'Aruceil"; 14. Review of Malus, Biot, Seebeck, and Brewster, on Light; 15. The Article "Chromatics", from the Supplement to the Encyclopaedia Britannica; 16. Remarks on the Measurement of Minute Particles, especially those of the Blood and of Pus; 17. Selections from Correspondence relating to Optical Subjects; 18. Theoretical Investigations, intended to illustrate the Phenomena of Polarisation; 19. An Essay on the Cohesion of Fluids; 20. The Article "Cohesion", from the Supplement to the Encylopaedia Britannica; 21. On the Cohesion of Fluids; 22. Hydraulic Investigations; 23. On the Functions of the Heart and Arteries; 24. Remarks on the Employment of Oblique Riders and on other Alterations in the Construction of Ships; 25. A Numerical Table of Elective Attractions; 26. A Review of Sir Humphry Davy's Elements of Chemical Philosophy

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"It is well know that the eye, when not acted upon by any excertion of the mind, conveys a distinct impression of those objects only which are situated at a certain distance from itself; that this distance if different in different persons, and that the eye can, by the volition of the mind, be accommodated to view other objects at a much less distance [...]"