III. On the theory of the electric telegraph

  title={III. On the theory of the electric telegraph},
  author={William Thomson},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={382 - 399}
  • W. Thomson
  • Physics
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London
The following investigation was commenced in consequence of a letter received by the author from Prof. Stokes, dated Oct. 16, 1854. It is now communicated to the Royal Society, although only in an incomplete form, as it may serve to indicate some important practical applications of the theory, especially in estimating the dimensions of telegraph wires and cables required for long distances; and the author reserves a more complete development and illustration of the mathematical parts of the… Expand
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