Proceedings Magazine - 1882 Vol 8/3/21

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In submitting a paper to the Institute on so important a subject as the naval use of the electric light, my intention is merely to extract from the current scientific and technical literature of...



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  • The Naval Use of the Dynamo Machine and Electric Light
    Lieut. J. B. Murdock

    In submitting a paper to the Institute on so important a subject as the naval use of the electric light, my intention is merely to extract from the current scientific and technical literature of the day such information bearing on the subject as...

  • A U-Bow Section and a Long Buttock Line
    Lieutenant Seaton Schroeder

    In the title of this paper are announced the two salient features of a form of immersed body which I have devised, and which, I think, will experience the least resistance when propelled through water, I am compelled to add, however, that since...

  • The Fryer Buoyant Propeller
    Lieut. W. H. Jaques

    Lord Bacon said "There are three things which make a nation great and prosperous—a fertile soil, busy workshops, and easy conveyance of men and things from place to place." We can feed the world, our manufactures are unsurpassed,...

  • The Physalia, or Portuguese Man-Of-War
    Midshipman W. E. Safford

    During a recent cruise in the West Indies I had the opportunity of closely observing the Portuguese man-of-war, one of the most remarkable and most interesting of the ocean's inhabitants.


  • The War with Mexico: The Cruise of the U. S. Ship Cyane During the Years 1845-48
    Rear-Admiral S. F. Dupont

    The Cyane was commissioned in July, and sailed from Norfolk on the 10th of August, 1845, under Captain Wm. Mervine, destined for the Pacific station. After calling at Rio Janeiro, Valparaiso, and

    Callao, she reached Mazatlan, on the west...

  • Notes on the Literature of Explosives
    Charles E, Munroe

    Under the title "Study of the Explosive Properties of Fulminate of Mercury," Berthelot and Vieille give an account of their experiments in Annales de Chimie et de Physique, XXI [5], 564. Whether from a theoretical point of view or as...

  • Tides: Their Cause
    U. S. G. White

    The subject of this short paper is one which has received much attention, and many theories and reasons have been given therefore, the principal object being to account for the upheaval of the water on the side opposite to the attracting body as...

  • Discussion

    Prize Essay, 1882.

    Our Merchant Marine: The Causes of its Decline, and the Means to be taken for its Revival

    The following letter from Captain A. P. Cooke, U. S. N., was read by the Secretary:

  • Longitudinal and Hoop Tensions in a Thick Hollow Cylinder
    Chas. A. Stone

    Consider a thick hollow cylinder, closed at both ends and pressed from within by a pressure q0, and from without by a pressure q1. Let r0 and R be respectively the internal and external radii, and r the distance...

  • Professional Notes

    Interference Phenomena in a New Form of Refractometer.

    By Albert A. Michelson (Late Master U. S. N.).

    (From the American Journal of Science.)

  • Reviews

    An Attempt to Solve the Problem of the Landing Place of Columbus in the New World. Hon. G. V. Fox. Appendix No. 18, U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Report, 1880.

  • Bibliographic Notices


  • Books Received

    Annalen der Hydrographic und Maritimen Metcorologie. Parts V-IX. 1882.

    Association Parisiennes des Propriétaires d’Appareils á Vapeur. Comptes Rendus du 6e Congres des Ingenieurs en Chef. Bulletin. 1881....


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