The Elements of Physics (Classic Reprint)

Henry S Carhart

Excerpt from The Elements of Physics Again, if a small quantity of water be put into an empty vessel, it will partly fill it, and assume the shape of that part of the vessel occupied by it. Such ?uids are called Liquids. If, however, a small quantity of air be put into a closed and empty vessel, it will expand and fill the vessel, irrespective of its size. Such ?uids are called Gases. All simple and many compound substances, as water, can be made to pass successively through all three states by suitable adjustments of temperature and pressure. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.