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Pàgina xliv - Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise, To scorn delights, and live laborious days.
Pàgina v - The Officers and Members of the Councils, or Managing Committees, of Philosophical Institutions, shall be entitled, in like manner, to become Members of the Association. All Members of a Philosophical Institution recommended by its Council or Managing Committee, shall be entitled, in like manner, to become Members of the Association. Persons not belonging to such Institutions shall be elected by the General Committee or Council, to become...
Pàgina v - To give a stronger impulse and a more systematic direction to scientific inquiry, — to promote the intercourse of those who cultivate Science in different parts of the British Empire, with one another and with foreign philosophers, — to obtain a more general attention to the objects of Science, and a removal of any disadvantages of a public kind which impede its progress.
Pàgina vii - PAPERS AND COMMUNICATIONS. The Author of any paper or communication shall be at liberty to reserve his right of property therein.
Pàgina xxxix - ... science which are too large and too laborious for individual efforts, and are therefore fit objects to be undertaken by united academies, I wish to point out one which seems eminently necessary at the present time, and which would be of the greatest advantage to all classes of the scientific world. " I would propose that its title should be The Constants of Nature and of Art. It ought to contain all those facts which can be expressed by numbers in the various sciences and arts.
Pàgina 50 - Sur la question: Déterminer le moyen le plus avantageux d'élever l'eau à des hauteurs de plus de cent mètres, par le moyen de l'air atmosphérique; par M.
Pàgina 51 - Plateau publiait une dissertation sur quelques propriétés des impressions produites par la lumière sur l'organe de la vue...
Pàgina xlviii - ... chiefly for that purpose which they will answer. They belong to our own age ; they are the property of ourselves as well as of our children. To stimulate the living, not less than to leave a record to the unborn, was hoped for, and will be attained, through those novel and important productions. In holding up to us a view of the existing state of science, and of all that has been done already, they show us that much is still to be done, and they rouse our zeal to do it. Can any person look unmoved...
Pàgina xlvi - ... members the opinions, views, and discoveries of each other ; in calling upon eminent men to prepare reports upon the existing state of knowledge in the principal departments of science ; and in publishing only abstracts or notices of all those other contributions which it has not as a body called for ; in short, in attempting to induce men of science to •work more together than they do elsewhere, to establish a system of more Strict co.operation between the labourers in one common field, and...
Pàgina 46 - ... élégant qui se trouve aujourd'hui dans plusieurs ouvrages élémentaires, et qui peut s'énoncer ainsi : un cône droit étant coupé par un plan, on peut en général concevoir deux sphères qui, touchant le cône dans son intérieur, touchent aussi le plan sécant : alors les deux points de contact du plan et des sphères sont les foyers de la section conique.