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Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1870
 

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Σελίδα 158 - Every body continues in its state of rest or of uniform motion in a straight line, except in so far as it may be compelled by impressed forces to change that state.
Σελίδα 128 - ... at the moment of obscuration, and for one or two seconds later, the field of the instrument was filled with bright lines. As far as could be judged, during this brief interval every non-atmospheric line of the visible spectrum showed bright, an interesting observation confirmed by Mr. Pye.
Σελίδα 45 - I suppose no one will hesitate to acknowledge that the whole of the country lying between the Hooghly on the west and the Meghna on the east is only the delta caused by the deposition of the debris carried down by the rivers Ganges and Brahmaputra, and their tributaries. It is also equally well known that in such flats the streams are constantly altering their courses, eating away on one bank and depositing on the other, until the channel in which they formerly flowed becomes choked up, and the water...
Σελίδα 235 - ... that, in order to meet the active competition of the business world, an Englishman should be willing to remove a haystack in order to find a needle, but that the lawyer must go beyond this point in diligence and actually remove a haystack in order to find out whether or not a needle is hidden under it. It would seem to be no more than fair to give the lawyer some idea of what a needle is before he is set to searching for it. He might find it in the first handful of hay and not recognize it, and...
Σελίδα iv - Abstract of the results of the hourly meteorological observations taken at the Surveyor General's Office, Calcutta, in the month of April 1855.
Σελίδα 45 - Every stream, whether large or small, flowing through such a flat, tends to raise its own bed or channel, by the deposition of the silt and sand it holds suspended in its waters ; and by this gradual deposition the channel bed of the stream is raised above the .actual level of the adjoining flats. It is impossible to suppose a river continuing to flow along the top of a raised bank, if not compelled to do so by artificial means, and the consequence of this filling in and raising of its bed is that,...
Σελίδα 92 - General Report on the Operations of the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India during 1870-71, by Major TG Montgomerie, fol.
Σελίδα 166 - ... ebb, this is attached to stakes which encircle the whole of a reef where turtle resort for food. As the tide recedes, they are penned in, but they fight most desperately to break through the net. The Andamanese now use spears, and but few, as a rule, escape. Their bows and arrows are used principally for shooting fish in shallow water. The upper two-thirds of the arrow is a hollow reed, the lower a piece of heavier wood, armed with a piece of iron or a nail. They throw stones with considerable...
Σελίδα 100 - The profession of the latter was of sufficient importance to necessitate the establishment of a separate tribe, and a mixed class, the lawful issue of Vaisyas by...
Σελίδα 148 - NOTE IV. This theorem may be proved as follows : — Let S be any closed surface, containing no part of the electrified bodies within it, which we may conceive to be described between A and B ; let P be the component in the direction of the normal, of the resultant force at any point of the surface S, and let ds be an element of the surface at the same point. Then it may be easily proved (see Math.Journ.vol.

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