A Hydraulic Analogy of Radiating Bodies for Illustrating the Luminosity of the Welsbach Mantle

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Abstract

THE device about to be described enables us to illustrate to a class the behaviour of different types of radiating bodies when introduced into a flame, and will be found especially useful in explaining the remarkable luminosity of the incandescent mantles used in modern gas-lighting. It is, of course, not intended to explain the mechanics of radiation, but merely to enable us to describe certain phenomena in terms of easily grasped notions.

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