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On the Effect of the Internal Friction of Fluids on the Motion of Pendulums
T he great importance of the results obtained by means of the pendulum has induced philosophers to devote so much attention to the subject, and to perform the experiments with such a scrupulous
On the theory of oscillatory waves
I n the Report of the Fourteenth Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science it is stated by Mr Russell, as a result of his experiments, that the velocity of propagation of a
On the Composition and Resolution of Streams of Polarized Light from different Sources
W hen a stream of polarized light is decomposed into two streams which, after having been modified in a slightly different manner, are reunited, the mixture is found to have acquired properties which
Mathematical and Physical Papers vol.1: On the Theories of the Internal Friction of Fluids in Motion, and of the Equilibrium and Motion of Elastic Solids
T he equations of Fluid Motion commonly employed depend upon the fundamental hypothesis that the mutual action of two adjacent elements of the fluid is normal to the surface which separates them.
On a Difficulty in the Theory of Sound
The theoretical determination of the velocity of sound has recently been the occasion of a discussion between Professor Challis and the Astronomer Royal. It is not my intention to enter into the
XXX. On the change of refrangibility of light
  • G. G. Stokes
  • Physics
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society…
The following researches originated in a consideration of the very remarkable phenomenon discovered by Sir John Herschel in a solution of sulphate of quinine, and described by him in two papers
IV. On the intensity of the light reflected from or transmitted through a pile of plates
  • G. G. Stokes
  • Physics
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London
The frequent employment of a pile of plates in experiments relating to polarization suggests, as a mathematical problem of some interest, the determination of the mode in which the intensity of the
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