[D8020ZAG], Letter from Simon Newcomb to Thomas Alva Edison, January 19th, 1880

Item

Abstract

Understand that carbon conductor gives less light than platinum at same power & resis. Marg: "Yes." Is this due to "want of solidity" & heterogeneous texture of carbon? Solve by making its texture more solid? Thanks for your offer, but Michelson thinks can't do light velocity expts at MP because of lack hotels. Marg: "Will answer personally."

Date

1880-01-19

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8020ZAG

Folder Set

D8020

Title

[D8020ZAG], Letter from Simon Newcomb to Thomas Alva Edison, January 19th, 1880

Microfilm ID

53:606

Publisher

Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University