Item #27566 FINAL DETERMINATION OF THE JOULE: "New Determination of the Mechanical Equivalent of Heat" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 169 for the Year 1878, pp. 365-383). James Prescott Joule.
FINAL DETERMINATION OF THE JOULE: "New Determination of the Mechanical Equivalent of Heat" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 169 for the Year 1878, pp. 365-383)

FINAL DETERMINATION OF THE JOULE: "New Determination of the Mechanical Equivalent of Heat" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 169 for the Year 1878, pp. 365-383).

London: Royal Society of London, 1878-1879. Hardcover. First Edition. iv, [2], v, [2], [1]-826 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. Very Good.
James Prescott Joule (1818-1889) presents the “last experimental research of any magnitude that Joule undertook” and includes the results of Joule's final experiments by the direct method of friction. In this paper, Joule presents his final measurement of the mechanical equivalent of heat. It is well worth noting that Joule chose the number ‘772.55’ as an inscription for his gravestone. ‘772.55’ is Joule’s climacteric measurement of the mechanical equivalent of heat – the one arrived at in this paper. Also see our #27506 for Joule's earlier paper, "On the Mechanical Equivalent of Heat" (pp. 61-82)
Also contains William Crooke's "The Bakerian Lecture: On Repulsion Resulting from Radiation. Part V" (pp. 243-318); see also our #27563, "On Attraction and Repulsion Resulting from Radiation" (pp. 501-527).

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