Applied Physics

  • James Lequeux
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 421)


The apparatus of Dulong and Arago to measure the vapor pressure of water. Water is contained in a boiler on the left, heated at a known temperature by a fire underneath. A safety valve with a weight is on the top of the boiler. The pressure is measured with a closed-tube mercury manometer on the right. Bibliothèque de l’Observatoire de Paris


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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Lequeux
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  1. 1.Paris ObservatoryParisFrance

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