CONTENTS.
VOL. LXI.
 
No. 369.
 
Meeting of February 25, 1897, and List of Papers read
1
Note on the Dielectric Constant of Ice and Alcohol at very Low Temperatures. By James Dewar, M.A., LL.D., F.R.S., Fullerian Professor of Chemistry in the Royal Institution, London, and J. A. Fleming, M.A., D.Sc., F.R.S., Professor of Electrical Engineering in University College, London
2
On the Relation between Magnetic Stress and Magnetic Deformation in Nickel. By E. Taylor Jones, D.Sc. Communicated by Professor Andrew Gray, F.R.S.
19
On the Relations between the Cerebellar and other Centres (namely Cerebral and Spinal) with especial Reference to the Action of Antagonistic Muscles. (Preliminary Account.) By Max Löwenthal, M.D. (Würz.), M.R.C.P., and Victor Horsley, F.R.S., F.R.C.S.
20
On the Action of Light on Diastase and its Biological Significance. By J. Reynolds Green, Sc.D., F.R.S., Professor of Botany to the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Rritain
25
Fragmentation in Lineus gesserensis. By Alex, Brown, M.B., B.Sc., M.A., Lecturer in Zoology, and Senior Assistant in the Natural History Department, University of Aberdeen. Communicated by Professor McIntosh, F.R.S.
28
Meeting of March 4, 1897, and List of Candidates for Election
29
List of Papers read
30
Experiments on the Absence of Mechanical Connexion between Ether and Matter. By Oliver Lodge, D.Sc., F.R.S., Professor of Physics, University College, Liverpool
31
Second Report on a Series of Specimens of the Deposits of the Nile Delta, obtained by Boring Operations undertaken by the Royal Society. By John W. Judd, C.B., LL.D., F.R.S., Professor of Geology in the Royal College of Science. Communicated by desire of the Delta Committee
32
The Palæolithic Deposits at Hitchin and their Relàtion to the Glacial Epoch. By Clement Reid, F.L.S., F.G.S., of the Geological Survey of the United Kingdom. Communicated by Sir Archibald Geikie, F.R.S.
40
Luminosity and Photometry. By John Berry Hayeraft, M.D., University College, Cardiff. Communicated by Professer Schäfer, F.R.S.
49
No. 370.
 
Meeting of March 11, 1897, and List of Papers read
51
The artificial Insemination of Mammals and subsequent possible Fertilisation or Impregnation of their Ova. By Walter. Heape, M.A., Trinity College, Cambridge. Communicated by Francis Galton, F.R.S.
52
The Comparative Physiology of the Suprarenal Capsules. By Swale Vincent, M.B., (Lond.), British Medical Association Research Scholar. Communicated by E. A. Schäfer, F.R.S.
64
The Origin and Destination of cértain Afferent and Éfferent Tracts in the Medulla Oblongata. By J. S. Risien Russell, M.D., M.R.C.P., Research Scholar to the British Medical Association, Senior Assistant Physician to the Metropolitan Hospital, and Pathologist to the National Hospital for the Paralysed and Epileptic, Queen's Square, London. Communicated by Professor Victor Horsley, F.R.S.
73
On the Orientation of Greek Temples and the Dates of their Foundation derived from Astronomical Considerations, being a Supplement to a Paper published in the `Transactions of the Royal Society' in 1893. By F. C. Penrose, F.R.S.
76
A Study of the Phenomena and Causation of Heat-contraction of Skeletal Muscle. By T. G. Brodie, M.D., and S. W. F. Richardson, M.B., B.S. Communicated by W. D. Halliburton, F.R.S.
78
Some Experiments with Cathode Rays. By A. A. C. Swinton. Communicated by Lord Kelvin
79
No. 371.
 
Report of the Kew Observatory Committee for the Year ending December 31, 1896
96
Report of Magnetical Observations at Falmouth Observatory for the Year 1896
127
Meeting of March 18, 1897, and List of Papers read
135
The Cultural Evolution of Cyclamen latifolium (Sibth.). By W. T. Thiselton Dyer, C.M.G., C.I.E., F.R.S.
135
No. 372.
 
Meeting of March 25, 1897 (Discussion Meeting)
148
On the Chemistry of the Hottest Stars. By J. Norman Lockyer, C.B., F.R.S. (Plates 1-3)
148
Note by Professor Schuster, F.R.S., "On the Chemical Constitution of the Stars"
209
Additional Remarks by Mr. Lockyer
213
Note by Mr. Frank McClean, F.R.S., "On Comparative Photographic Spectra of Stars to the 3 1/2 Magnitude"
213
No. 373.
 
Experiments on the Flame Spectrum of Carbon Monoxide. By W. N. Hartley, F.R.S., Royal College of Science, Dublin
217
Meeting of April 1, 1897.
 
Croonian Lecture.-The Mammalian Spinal Cord as an Organ of Reflex Action. By C. S. Sherrington, M.A., M.D., F.R.S., Holt Professor of Physiology, University College, Liverpool
220
Meeting of April 8, 1897, and List of Papers read
221
The Production of X Rays of different Penetrative Values. By A. A. C. Swinton. Communicated by Lord Kelvin, F.R.S.
222
Cathode and Lenard Rays. By J. A. McClelland, M.A., Junior Fellow R.U.I. Communicated by Professor J. J. Thomson, F.R.S.
227
On the Application of Harmonic Analysis to the Dynamical Theory of the Tides. Part I. On Laplace's `Oscillations of the First Species,' and on the Dynamics of Ocean Currents. By S. S. Hough, M.A., Fellow of St. John's College and Isaac Newton Student in the University of Cambridge. Communicated by Professor G. H. Darwin, F.R.S.
236
On Boomerangs. By G. T. Walker, M.A., B.Sc., Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. Communicated by Professor J. J. Thomson, F.R.S.
239
Condensation of Water Vapour in the presence of Dust-free Air and other Gases. By C. T. R. Wilson, B.Sc. (Vict.), M.A. (Cantab.), of Sidney Sussex College, Clerk-Maxwell Student in the University of Cambridge. Communicated by Professor J. J. Thomson, F.R.S.
240
Double (Antidrome) Conduction in the Central Nervous System. By C. S. Sherrington, M.A., M.D., F.R.S., Holt Professor of Physiology, University College, Liverpool
243
Further Note on the Sensory Nerves of Muscles. By C. S. Sherrington, M.A., M.D., F.R.S., Holt Professor of Physiology, University College, Liverpool
247
On the Breaking-up of Fat in the Alimentary Canal under Normal Circumstances and in the Absence of the Pancreas. By Vaughan Harley, M.D., M.R.C.P., Professor of Pathological Chemistry, University College, London. Communicated by Professor Horsley, F.R.S.
249
No. 374.
 
Meeting of May 13, 1897, with Names of Candidates recommended for Election and List of Papers read
266
An Attempt to cause Helium or Argon to pass through Red-hot Palladium, Platinum, or Iron. By William Ramsay, F.R.S., and Morris W. Travers
267
On the Negative After-images following brief Retinal Excitation. By Shelford Bidwell, M.A., LL.B., F.R.S.
268
A Dynamical Theory of the Electric and Luminiferous Medium. Part III. Relations with Material Media. By Joseph Larmor, F.R.S., Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge
272
On a new Method of determining the Vapour Pressures of Solutions. By. E. B. H. Wade, B.A., Scholar and Coutts-Trotter Student of Trinity College, Cambridge. Communicated by Professor J. J. Thomson, F.R.S.
285
On the Passage of Heat between Metal Surfaces and Liquids in contact with them. By T. E. Stanton, M.Sc. Communicated by Professor Osborne Reynolds, F.R.S.
287
On the Magnetisation Limit of Iron. By Henry Wilde, F.R.S.
291
Meeting of May 20, 1897.
 
BAKERIAN LECTURE.-On the Mechanical Equivalent of Heat. By Osborne Reynolds, M.A., F.R.S., Professor of Engineering, Owens College, and W. H. Moorby
293
No. 375.
 
Annual Meeting for Election of Fellows
297
Meeting of June 3, 1897, and List of Papers read
297
On the Dielectric Constants of certain Frozen Electrolytes at and above the Temperature of Liquid Air. By J. A. Fleming, M.A., D.Sc., F.R.S., Professor of Electrical Engineering in University College, London, and James Dewar, M.A., LL.D., F.R.S., Fullerian Professor of Chemistry in the Royal Institution, London
299
On the Dielectric Constants of Pure Ice, Glycerine, Nitrobenzol, and Ethylene Dibromide at and above the Temperature of Liquid Air. By J. A. Fleming, M.A., D.Sc., F.R.S., Professor of Electrical Engineering in University College, London, and James Dewar, M.A., LL.D., F.R.S., Fullerian Professor of Chemistry in the Royal Institution, &c.
316
The Sensitiveness of the Retina to Light and Colour. By Captain W. de W. Abney, C.B., D.C.L., F.R.S.
330
On the Mechanism by which the First Sound of the Heart is produced. By Sir Richard Quain, Bart, M.D., F.R.S.
331
Mathematical Contributions to the Theory of Evolution. On the Relative Variation and Correlation in Civilised and Uncivilised Races. By Miss Alice Lee, Bedford College, and Karl Pearson, M.A., F.R.S., Professor of Mathematics and Mechanics, University College, London
343
On the Nature of the Contagium of Rinderpest. Preliminary Communication. By Alexander Edington, M.B., F.R.S.E., Director Colonial Bacteriological Institute, Cape Colony. Communicated by Sir James Crichton Browne, M.D., LL.D., F.R.S.
357
No. 376.
 
On the Dielectric Constants of certain Organic Bodies at and below the Temperature of Liquid Air. By James Dewar, M.A., LL.D., F.R.S., Fullerian Professor of Chemistry in the Royal Institution, and J. A. Fleming, M.A., D.Sc., F.R.S., Professor of Electrical Engineering in University College, London
358
On the Dielectric Constants of Metallic Oxides dissolved or suspended in Ice cooled to the Temperature of Liquid Air. By James Dewar, M.A., LL.D., F.R.S., Fullerian Professor of Chemistry in the Royal Institution, and J. A. Fleming, M.A., D.Sc., F.R.S. Professor of Electrical Engineering in University College, London
368
Further Observations on the Dielectric Constants of Frozen Electrolytes at and above the Temperature of Liquid Air. By J. A. Fleming, M.A., D.Sc., F.R.S., Professor of Electrical Engineering in University College, London, and James Dewar, M.A., LL.D., F.R.S., Fullerian Professor of Chemistry in the Royal Institution
380
Meeting of June 17, 1897, and List of Papers read
396
An Investigation on the Variability of the Human Skeleton with especial Reference to the Naqada Race, discovered by Professor Flinders Petrie in his explorations in Egypt. By Ernest Warren, B.Sc. Communicated by Professor W. F. R. Weldon, F.R.S.
398
The Average Contribution of each several Ancestor to the total Heritage of the Offspring. By Francis Galton, D.C.L., Sc.D., F.R.S.
401
Further Note on the Influence of a Magnetic Field on Radiation Frequency. By Oliver Lodge, F.R.S., assisted by Mr. Benjamin Davies
413
Fifth Report to the Royal Society Water Research Committee. By H. Marshall Ward, Sc.D., F.R.S., F.L.S., Professor of Botany in the University of Cambridge
415
No. 377.
 
On the Action exerted by certain Metals and other Substances on a Photographic Plate. By W. J. Russell, Ph.D., F.R.S., Lecturer on Chemistry at St. Bartholomew's Hospital
424
On the relative Behaviour of the H and K lines of the Spectrum of Calcium. By William Huggins, D.C.L., LL.D., F.R.S., and Mrs. Huggins (Plate 4)
433
Further Observations of Enhanced Lines. By J. Norman Lockyer, C.B., F.R.S.
441
The Total Solar Eclipse of August 9, 1896. Report on the Expedition to Kiö Island. By J. Norman Lockyer, C.B., F.R.S.
444
On the Classification of Stars of the d Cephei Class. By J. Norman Lockyer, C.B., F.R.S.
445
On Lunar and Solar Periodicities of Earthquakes. By Arthur Schuster, F.R.S.
455
The Vector Properties of Alternating Currents and other Periodic Quantities. By W. E. Sumpner, D.Sc. Communicated by O. Henrici, F.R.S.
465
Note on recent Investigations on the Mechanical Equivalent of Heat. By E. H. Griffiths, F.R.S.
479
Cathode Rays and some analogous Rays. By Silvanus P. Thompson, D.Sc., F.R.S.
481
Electrification of Air, of Vapour of Water, and of other Gases. By Lord Kelvin, G.C.V.O., F.R.S., Magnus Maclean, D.Sc., F.R.S.E., and Alexander Galt, B.Sc., F.R.S.E.
483
On the Change of Absorption produced by Fluorescence. By John Burke, B.A. (Dub.), Berkeley Fellow of the Owens College, Manchester. Communicated by Professor Arthur Schuster, F.R.S.
485
On the Theory of the Magneto-Optic Phenomena of Iron, Nickel, and Cobalt. By J. G. Leathem, B.A., Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge. Communicated by Sir Robert S. Ball, F.R.S.
487
Magnetic Properties of Iron at High Temperatures. By J. Hopkinson, D.Sc., F.R.S.
490
On the Distribution of Frequency (Variation and Correlation) of the Barometric Height at Diverse Stations. By Karl Pearson, M.A., F.R.S., University College, London, and Miss Alice Lee, Bedford College
491
Obituary Notices :-
 
Sir John Eric Erichsen
i
Samuel James Augustus Salter
iii
George Harley
v
Augustus Wollaston Franks
x
Index
Erratum
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