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On the sensitive state of vacuum discharges. Part II.

SPOTTISWOODE, William (1825-1883) & baron John Fletcher MOULTON (1844-1921).

Published by Harrison and Sons, 1881.], Extract from: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. For the year MDCCCLXXX, Vol. 171. [London:, 1881
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296 x 229 mm. 4to. Pages 561-652. LACKS 5 plates. Dis-bound. At the end of his career, William Spottiswoode "studied the electrical discharge in rarefied gases. On these subjects he lectured to crowded audiences at the Royal Institution, at the South Kensington College of Science, and the British Association. His lectures were characterised by a remarkable clearness of exposition, and by a depth of poetic feeling which excited much surprise among those who knew of him only as an abstruse mathematician." DNB, XVIII, p. 826. Meanwhile, John Moulton was studying for the bar in the late 1870s after a successful student career at Cambridge in mathematics. During his life-time, Moulton's work in the field of patent law is significant, but in the late 1870s and early 1880s, "his electrical researches had won him a fellowship of the Royal Society." DNB, 1912-1921, pp. 392, 394. Bookseller Inventory # S4309

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Title: On the sensitive state of vacuum discharges....

Publisher: Harrison and Sons, 1881.], Extract from: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. For the year MDCCCLXXX, Vol. 171. [London:

Publication Date: 1881

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