The Machinery of the Universe: Mechanical Conceptions of Physical Phenomena
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The Machinery of the Universe: Mechanical Conceptions of Physical Phenomena

By A. E. (Amos Emerson) Dolbear
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Table of Contents
  • THE MACHINERY OF THE UNIVERSE
  • PREFACE
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
    • CHAPTER I
    • CHAPTER II
    • CHAPTER III
  • CHAPTER I
  • CHAPTER II
    • PROPERTIES OF MATTER AND ETHER
    • 1. MATTER IS DISCONTINUOUS.
    • THE ETHER IS CONTINUOUS.
    • 2. MATTER IS LIMITED.
    • THE ETHER IS UNLIMITED.
    • 3. MATTER IS HETEROGENEOUS.
    • THE ETHER IS HOMOGENEOUS.
    • 4. MATTER IS ATOMIC.
    • THE ETHER IS NON-ATOMIC.
    • 5. MATTER HAS DEFINITE STRUCTURE.
    • THE ETHER IS STRUCTURELESS.
    • 6. MATTER IS GRAVITATIVE.
    • THE ETHER IS GRAVITATIONLESS.
    • 7. MATTER IS FRICTIONABLE.
    • THE ETHER IS FRICTIONLESS.
    • 8. MATTER IS ÆOLOTROPIC.
    • THE ETHER IS ISOTROPIC.
    • 9. MATTER IS CHEMICALLY SELECTIVE.
    • 10. THE ELEMENTS OF MATTER ARE HARMONICALLY RELATED.
    • 11. MATTER EMBODIES ENERGY.
    • THE ETHER IS ENDOWED WITH ENERGY.
    • 12. MATTER IS AN ENERGY TRANSFORMER.
    • THE ETHER IS A NON-TRANSFORMER.
    • 13. MATTER IS ELASTIC.
    • THE ETHER IS ELASTIC.
    • 14. MATTER HAS DENSITY.
    • THE ETHER HAS DENSITY.
    • 15. MATTER IS HEATABLE.
    • THE ETHER IS UNHEATABLE.
    • 16. MATTER IS INDESTRUCTIBLE.
    • 17. MATTER HAS INERTIA.
    • THE ETHER IS CONDITIONALLY POSSESSED OF INERTIA.
    • 18. MATTER IS MAGNETIC.
    • THE ETHER IS NON-MAGNETIC.
    • 19. MATTER EXISTS IN SEVERAL STATES.
    • THE ETHER HAS NO CORRESPONDING STATES.
    • 20. SOLID MATTER CAN EXPERIENCE A SHEARING STRESS, LIQUIDS AND GASES CANNOT.
    • THE ETHER CAN MAINTAIN A SHEARING STRESS.
    • 21. OTHER PROPERTIES OF MATTER.
    • 22. SENSATION DEPENDS UPON MATTER.
    • THE ETHER IS INSENSIBLE TO NERVES.
    • CONTRASTED PROPERTIES OF MATTER AND THE ETHER.
  • CHAPTER III
    • THE END
  • THE ROMANCE OF SCIENCE.
  • NATURAL HISTORY RAMBLES.
  • HEROES OF SCIENCE.
  • MANUALS OF HEALTH.
  • MANUALS OF ELEMENTARY SCIENCE.
  • MISCELLANEOUS PUBLICATIONS.
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