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I. § 8.]
WATER-WAVES.
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8. We will next examine more closely the separate movements of particles at the surface of water, and their joint result the transmission of waves. The brothers Heinrich and Wilhelm Weber published, in 1825, a series of very careful obser­vations on water-waves passing along troughs with glass sides not unlike very long and very narrow aquariums. By ingeniously planned arrangements, which it would take too long to describe here, they ascertained that each particle on the surface continued, during the passage of a succession of equal waves, to describe a fixed oval path in a
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