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Theory of Electrical Induction

Nature volume 14, pages 2728 | Download Citation



IN NATURE, vol. xiii. pp. 437, 475, Prof. Paul Volpicelli gives an exposition of the two theories of electric induction, containing copious references to the writings of electricians, and numerous experiments of his own. It is remarkable, however, that he has not only omitted all reference to the works of Poisson, Green, Thomson, Beer, Betti, &c., who have studied the mathematical theory of induction, but he has not even introduced the word potential into his exposition, unless we are to take the word tension in the sense of potential, where he says that a certain portion of electricity possesses tension while another portion does not.

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