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" The total energy of any body or system of bodies is a quantity which can neither be increased nor diminished by any mutual action of such bodies, though it may be transformed into any one of the forms of which energy is susceptible. "
The Origin and Economy of Energy in the Universe ... - Page 24
by Israel Kaufman - 1903 - 422 pages
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 192

1900
...developements ensued. It was ascertained further that ' the total energy * Nature, vol. xv. p. 889. ' of any body, or system of bodies, is a quantity which...any of ' the forms of which energy is susceptible.' * These forms are very various. Impeded motion can reassert itself, not only as heat, but as electricity,...
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Nature, Volume 36

Sir Norman Lockyer - Electronic journals - 1887
...one of the main philosophicalachievements of the epoch under discussion. According to that doctrine, the total energy of any body or system of bodies is a quantity as absolutely fixed and as incapable of suffering either increase or diminution as the matter of which...
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Theory of Heat

James Clerk Maxwell - Heat - 1871 - 312 pages
...bodies is a nuantity which can neither be increased nor diminished by any Conservation of Energy. 93 mutual action of these bodies, though it may be transformed...any of the forms of which energy is susceptible.' If by the application of mechanical force, heat, or any other kind of action to a body, or system of...
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Theory of Heat

James Clerk Maxwell - Heat - 1871 - 312 pages
...all the conclusions which are implied in it. GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE CONSERVATION OF ENERGY. ' TJie total energy of any body or system of bodies is a quantity which can neither be increased nor diminislied by any mutual action of these bodies, tlwugh it may be transformed into any of the forms...
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Theory of Heat

James Clerk Maxwell - Heat - 1872 - 312 pages
...into all the conclusions which are implied in it. GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE CONSERVATION OF ENERGY. ' The total energy of any body or system of bodies is...which can neither be increased nor diminished by any Conscrtiaticn of Energy. 93 mutual action of these ladies, though it may be transformed into any of...
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Theory of Heat

James Clerk Maxwell - Heat - 1872 - 313 pages
...into all the conclusions which are implied in it. GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE CONSERVATION OF ENERGY. ' The total energy of any body or system of bodies is a quantity which can neither be in/.reascd nor diminished by any 1 Conservation of Energy. 93 •mutual action of these bodies, though...
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Theory of Heat

James Clerk Maxwell - Heat - 1872 - 313 pages
...into all the conclusions which are implied in it. GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE CONSERVATION OF ENERGY. mutual action of these bodies, though it may be transformed into any of Hie forms of which energy is susceptible.' If by the application of mechanical force, heat, or any...
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Matter and Motion

James Clerk Maxwell - Force and energy - 1876 - 128 pages
...quantity which can neither be increased nor diminished by any action between the parts of the system, though it may be transformed into any of the forms of which energy is susceptible. If, by the action of some agent external to the system, the configuration of the system is changed,...
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Matter and Motion

James Clerk Maxwell - Force and energy - 1876 - 128 pages
...LXXIV.—GTENERAL STATEMENT OF THE PRINCIPLE OF THE CONSERVATION OF ENERGY. The total energy of any material system is a quantity which can neither be increased nor diminished by any action between the parts of the system, though it may be transformed into any of the forms of which...
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A Treatise on Elementary Dynamics for the Use of Colleges and Schools

William Garnett - Dynamics - 1879 - 300 pages
...Mechanics. The Principle of the Conservation of Energy has been stated by Clerk Maxwell as follows : — " The total energy of any body or system of bodies is...any of the forms of which energy is susceptible." There is probably no law of nature which stands upon a firmer basis than this Principle of the Conservation...
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