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Unpublished paper, 'A suggestion intended to confirm Franklin's theory of electrostatics by explaining the phenomenon of repulsion between bodies negatively electric' by James A Smith

Reference number: AP/28/22

Date: June 1845

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Smith suggests that in negatively electrified bodies the redundant matter must have a tendency to escape, thus the equilibrium of its cohesion is destroyed, and two bodies in such a condition must mutually repel each other.

Subject: Physics / Electricity

Received 19 June 1845 / 30 January 1846. Communicated by Samuel Hunter Christie.

An abstract of the paper was published in volume 5 of Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society] as 'Suggestion intended to confirm Franklin's Theory of Electrostatics by explaining the phenomenon of Repulsion between bodies negatively electric'.

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AP/28/22
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June 1845
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Ink on paper
Page extent
12 pages
Format
Manuscript

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James A Smith

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James A Smith, Unpublished paper, 'A suggestion intended to confirm Franklin's theory of electrostatics by explaining the phenomenon of repulsion between bodies negatively electric' by James A Smith, June 1845, AP/28/22, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_28_22/unpublished-paper-a-suggestion-intended-to-confirm-franklins-theory-of-electrostatics-by-explaining-the-phenomenon-of-repulsion-between-bodies-negatively-electric-by-james-a-smith, accessed on 14 June 2024

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