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Cavendish, Henry 1731-1810

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Works: 151 works in 480 publications in 4 languages and 8,084 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Honoree
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Experiments on air : papers published in the Philosophical transactions by Henry Cavendish( Book )

81 editions published between 1784 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three philosophers (Lavoisier, Priestley and Cavendish) by W. R Aykroyd( Book )

8 editions published between 1935 and 1970 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The electrical researches of the Honourable Henry Cavendish, F.R.S., written between 1771 and 1781 by Henry Cavendish( )

10 editions published between 1879 and 1968 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The electrical researches of the Honourable Henry Cavendish by Henry Cavendish( Book )

12 editions published between 1879 and 2013 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of experiments made by Mr. John McNab by Henry Cavendish( )

17 editions published between 1786 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of a new eudiometer by Henry Cavendish( )

12 editions published between 1783 and 2018 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experiments on air : By Henry Cavendish ... Read at the Royal Society, Jan. 15, 1783 by Henry Cavendish( )

12 editions published between 1784 and 2018 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The electrical researches of ... Henry Cavendish, F.R.S., written between 1771 and 1781, ed. from the original manuscript by Henry Cavendish( Book )

15 editions published between 1870 and 2012 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Cavendish (1731–1810), the grandson of the second duke of Devonshire, wrote papers on electrical topics for the Royal Society, but the majority of his electrical experiments did not become known until they were collected and published by James Clerk Maxwell a century later, in 1879, long after other scientists had been credited with the same results. Among Cavendish's discoveries were the concept of electric potential, which he called the 'degree of electrification'; an early unit of capacitance, that of a sphere one inch in diameter; the formula for the capacitance of a plate capacitor; the concept of the dielectric constant of a material; the relationship between electric potential and current, now called Ohm's Law; laws for the division of current in parallel circuits, now attributed to Charles Wheatstone; and the inverse square law of variation of electric force with distance, now called Coulomb's Law
The laws of gravitation; memoirs by Newton, Bouguer and Cavendish, together with abstracts of other important memoirs by A. Stanley Mackenzie( Book )

8 editions published between 1900 and 1976 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scientific papers of the Honourable Henry Cavendish by Henry Cavendish( Book )

12 editions published between 1921 and 2010 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scientific papers of the Honourable Henry Cavendish by Henry Cavendish( Book )

6 editions published between 1921 and 2010 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scientific papers by Henry Cavendish( )

9 editions published between 1921 and 2015 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Cavendish (1731-1810) was an English scientist whose published work was mostly concerned with electricity. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1760. Cavendish was a prolific scientific investigator, performing experiments on not only electricity but also magnetism, thermometry, gases, heat potential and the chemical composition of water. Although he published some of his research, including his discovery of hydrogen, the majority of his work remained unpublished until 1879, when James Clerk Maxwell published a collection of Cavendish's electrical experiments. These papers showed that Cavendish had discovered many important electrical concepts which had since been credited to other researchers, including the concept of electric potential. First published in 1921, these volumes are a collection of Cavendish's results from his many experiments. Volume 1 is a revised edition of James Clerk Maxwell's 1879 volume Electrical Researches of Henry Cavendish, also reissued in this series
The scientific papers of the Honourable Henry Cavendish. ed. from the published papers, and the Cavendish manuscripts in the possession of His Grace the Duke of Devonshire by Henry Cavendish( )

7 editions published between 1921 and 2015 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Cavendish (1731–1810) was an English scientist whose published work was mostly concerned with electricity. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1760. Cavendish was a prolific scientific investigator, performing experiments on not only electricity but also magnetism, thermometry, gases, heat potential and the chemical composition of water. Although he published some of his research, including his discovery of hydrogen, the majority of his work remained unpublished until 1879, when James Clerk Maxwell published a collection of Cavendish's electrical experiments. These papers showed that Cavendish had discovered many important electrical concepts which had since been credited to other researchers, including the concept of electric potential. First published in 1921, these volumes are a collection of Cavendish's results from his many experiments. Volume 2 contains previously unpublished papers showing the results of Cavendish's chemical, magnetic and thermometry experiments
Ioannis MeursI Historica danica pariter & Belgica : uno tomo comprehensa : quorum seriem pagina post praefationem ad lectorem indicabit by Johannes van Meurs( Book )

1 edition published in 1638 in Latin and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence of the late James Watt on his discovery of the theory of the composition of water by James Watt( Book )

2 editions published in 1846 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The electrical researches, of the honourable Henry Cavendish, F.R.S. written between 1771 and 1781, ed. from the original manuscripts, by J. Clerk Maxwell by Henry Cavendish( Book )

2 editions published in 1879 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scientific papers by Henry Cavendish( )

4 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The electrical researches, written between 1771 and 1781 by Henry Cavendish( )

3 editions published between 1879 and 2012 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The electrical researches of the Honourable Henry Cavendish
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