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Conduction of Electricity Through Gases

Conduction of Electricity Through Gases

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By: J. J. Thomson

Excerpt from Preface:The book contains the subject-matter of lectures given at the Cavendish Laboratory where a good deal of attention has been paid to the subject and where a considerable number of physicists are working at it. The study of the electrical properties of gases seems to offer the most promising field for investigating the Nature of Electricity and the Constitution of Matter, for thanks to the Kinetic Theory of Gases our conceptions of the processes other than electrical which occur in gases are much more vivid and definite than they are for liquids or solids; in consequence of this the subject has advanced very rapidly and I think it may now fairly be claimed that our knowledge of and insight into the processes going on when electricity passes through a gas that is greater than it is in the case either of solids or liquid.

  • ISBN-13: 9781598384390
  • Page Count: 576
  • Book Height: 9 x Width: 1.125 x Length: 6 inches

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