A school compendium of natural and experimental philosophy – Parker Richard Green

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Plympon’s Parker’s Philosophy

School Compendium 

of Natural and Experimental Philosophy,

Parker, Richard Green, 1798-1869.

EMBRACING THE ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES OF
MECHANICS, HYDROSTATICS, HYDRAULICS, PNEUMATICS,
ACOUSTICS, PYRONOMICS, OPTICS,
ELECTRICITY, GALVANISM, MAGNETICS
ELECTRO-MAGNETISM, MAGNETO-ELECTRICITY, ASTRONOMY
CONTAINING ALSO A DESCRIPTION OF THE STEAM AND LOCOMOTIVE ENGINES, AND OF THE ELECTRO-MAGNETIC TELEGEAPH.
BY RICHARD GREEN PARKER, A.M.,
AUTH0R OP “AIDS TO ENGLISH COMPOSITION,” A’ SERIES OF “SCHOOL READERS,” ETC.
Delectando pariter que monendo prodesse quam conspici
Erfreuen und anweisen der Leser. den Nutzen zu sehen
A NEW EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED,
BY GEO. W. PLYMPTON, A.M.,
PROFESSOR OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE, BROOKLYN POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE.
NEW YORK:
COLLINS & BROTHER, PUBLISHERS,
370 BROADWAY

CONTENTS

(TITLE)
(PREFACE TO THE REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION 1871)
(INTRODUCTION)
DIVISIONS OF THE SUBJECT 17
OF MATTER AND ITS PROPERTIES 19
OF GRAVITY 33
MECHANICS, on THE LAWS OF MOTION 41
THE MECHANICAL POWERS 70
REGULATORS OF MOTION 100
HYDROSTATICS 108
HYDRAULICS 128
PNEUMATICS 138
ACOUSTICS 173
PYRONOMICS 185
THE STEAM-ENGINE 196
OPTICS 210
ELECTRICITY 258
GALVANISM, OR VOLTAIC ELECTRICITY 283
MAGNETISM 298
ELECTRO MAGNETISM 308
THE ELECTROMAGNETIC TELEGRAPH 319
THE ELECTROTYPE PROCESS 331
MAGNETO-ELECTRICITY 332
THERMO-ELECTRICITY 334
ASTRONOMY 335
APPENDIX 403