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The Personal Atmosphere; Ten Studies in Poise and Power (Paperback) Loot Price: R311
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The Personal Atmosphere; Ten Studies in Poise and Power (Paperback): Frank Channing Haddock

The Personal Atmosphere; Ten Studies in Poise and Power (Paperback)

Frank Channing Haddock

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ...: In consequence of discoveries made with these forms of matter, and other experimentation, it is now held that the atoms consist of aggregations of enormously attenuated particles which are called corpuscles. "These are so small that the smallest and lightest atom we know, that of hydrogen, contains from 800 to 1000 of these corpuscles. Radium, however, is a heavy substance, one of the heaviest known, and its atom contains about 200,000 corpuscles. The corpuscles, however, are much smaller than is indicated by saying that their size is the two hundred thousandth part of that of an atom. For they do not nearly fill the space occupied by the atom. They fill as little of the atom space, and are as far apart from one another as would be the case with the same number of the smallest grains of dust floating in the hollow sphere of a gigantic football." * The corpuscles are also in a state of incessant activity, and, while their movements are not certainly known, it is thought that they are arranged in something like concentric rings within the atom. If the atom of radium contains two hundred thousand corpuscles, all moving, there must occur collisions, and some of the corpuscles, under certain conditions, will finally be jostled out of the system. This would be a case of disintegration. Radium gives off rays and emanations because its atoms go to pieces. * "Radium Explained." 20. Finally, radio-activity is now believed to be almost universally present in all material substances. "The truth probably is that, just as radium is an extreme case among the radio-active substances, disintegrating more rapidly than thorium, uranium, polonium, or actinium, so these altogether are merely an extreme case of ordinary matter. There is good reason to think that every elemen...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Frank Channing Haddock
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 22
ISBN-13: 978-1-4590-9317-1
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-4590-9317-8
Barcode: 9781459093171

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