Reference numberPP/22/9
Previous numbersPP/54/10
TitlePaper, 'On interference phenomena in electric waves passing through different thicknesses of electrolyte' by George Udny Yule
DescriptionYule writes: 'In the spring of 1889 Professor J. J. Thomson published a description of some experiments made by him for comparing the resistances of electrolytes to the passage of very rapidly alternating currents, the method consisting in comparing the thicknesses of layers of different electrolytes which were equally opaque to Hertzian radiation. Duringlast winter I made trial of an arrangement identical in principle but more completely analogous to Hughes’ induction balance. The method seemed, however, to offer several difficulties and disadvantages, and finally I adopted another, also, one may say, analogous to Professor Thomson’s, inasmuch as it measures transparencies, but in outward appearance completely different from his.'

Annotations in pencil and ink. Includes five diagrams of experimental apparatus and results.

Subject: Electricity

Received 31 May 1893. Read 15 June 1893. Communicated by George Carey Foster.

A version of this paper was published in volume 54 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On interference phenomena in electric waves passing through different thicknesses of electrolyte'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1893.0057
Fellows associated with this archive
NA1151Yule; George Udny (1871 - 1951)1871 - 1951
NA6347Foster; George Carey (1835 - 1919); physicist1835 - 1919
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