Youth's Magazine,  3rd ser. 6 (1833), 84–85.

Fire  [1/2]



Miscellaneous, Serial


Heat, Causation, Engineering

    Begins by quoting the definition of 'fire' as synonymous with 'the matter of heat, now generally termed Caloric', from 'Nicholson's Chemical Dictionary'. The writer's object is to discuss the properties of caloric and the 'general effects it produces'. Discusses how it 'expands bodies', giving examples and experiments, and stressing the relation of cause and effect. Describes the use of heated iron rods to prevent the walls of buildings from buckling outwards. (84)

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