III. An essay on the cohesion of fluids

  title={III. An essay on the cohesion of fluids},
  author={Thomas Young},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={65 - 87}
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It has already been asserted, by Mr. Monge and others, that the phenomena of capillary tubes are referable to the cohesive attraction of the superficial particles only of the fluids employed, and that the surfaces must consequently be formed into curves of the nature of lintearias, which are supposed to be the results of a uniform tension of a surface, resisting the pressure of a fluid, either uniform, or varying according to a given law. Segner, who appears to have been the first that… 
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