II. On the heating effects of electric currents

  title={II. On the heating effects of electric currents},
  author={William Henry Preece},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={464 - 471}
  • W. Preece
  • Physics, Environmental Science
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London
The production of heat in electrical conductors due to the transference of electricity through them has become a matter of very great practical importance. A knowledge of the variation of the law, due to the dimensions and character of the conductor, is essential for lightning protectors and for the leads of electric lights. Atmospheric electricity has proved a great danger to insulated wires, subterranean and submarine, and to telegraphic apparatus generally. Not only do the direct discharges… 

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