Specific Inductive Capacity


ON p. 669 of Ganot's “Physics” (eleventh edition) the following statement is found:— “At a fired distance above a gold-leaf electroscope, let an electrified sphere be placed, by which a certain divergence of the leaves is produced. If now, the charges remaining the same, a disk of sulphur or of shellac be interposed, the divergence increases, showing that inductive action takes place through the sulphur to a greater extent than through a layer of air of the same thickness.”

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RUDGE, W. Specific Inductive Capacity. Nature 41, 10–11 (1889). https://doi.org/10.1038/041010e0

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