The Art of Scientific Discovery: Or, The General Conditions and Methods of Research in Physics and Chemistry

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1878 - 648 pages
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Page 372 - One science only will one genius fit ; So vast is art, so narrow human wit : Not only bounded to peculiar arts, But oft in those confined to single parts.
Page 600 - Avogadro's law states that equal volumes of all gases at the same temperature and pressure contain the same number of molecules...
Page 275 - I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Page 96 - I think it may not be amiss to take notice, that however faith be opposed to reason, faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to any thing but upon good reason ; and so cannot be opposite to it. He that believes, without having any reason for believing, may be in love with his own fancies; but neither seeks truth as he ought, nor pays the obedience due to his Maker...
Page 293 - It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore and to see ships tossed upon the sea; a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle and to see a battle and the adventures thereof below; but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth...
Page 649 - Price 3$. 6d. On the STRENGTH of MATERIALS and STRUCTURES : the Strength of Materials as depending on their quality and as ascertained by Testing Apparatus ; the Strength of Structures, as depending on their form and arrangement, and on the materials of which they are composed. By Sir J. ANDERSON, CE &c.

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