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Cavendish laboratory lectures and demonstrations in elementary heat and optics. by

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Published by Deighton, Bell and Co. in Cambridge .
Written in English


  • Heat.,
  • Optics.

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Edition Notes

ContributionsYA Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress)
LC ClassificationsYA 12727
The Physical Object
Pagination33 p. ;
Number of Pages33
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL594186M
LC Control Number96186114

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