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Recueil de données numeriques publié par la Société française de Physique, Optique

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THE data collected in this volume should prove of value in physical and chemical laboratories. The first section contains the indices of refraction, and their variation with temperature, of calcite, quartz, fluorine, rock-salt, sylvine (potassium chloride), and common alum. The second collection of tables comprises determinations of the refractive indices, at ordinary temperatures and for various wave-lengths, of glasses of known chemical composition. The optical properties of solid inorganic substances are tabulated in the third section, and of organic bodies in the fourth. These two sections occupy the greater part of the volume, and they should be of particular service to mineralogists and chemical crystallographers. Tables on the influence of temperature on the optical properties of solids, and on the indices of some metals and metallic compounds conclude the work.

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