Definition of Leiden jar
1. Noun. An electrostatic capacitor of historical interest.
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Literary usage of Leiden jar
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1. The Principles of Electric Wave Telegraphy by Sir John Ambrose Fleming (1906)
"... is CAPACITY OF A leiden jar WITH CHARGING VOLTAGE AND FREQUENCY. Length of 1 mm. •*• i, i 2 mm. 2 „ 2 , 3 mm 3 „ 8 . 4 mm. ..."
2. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1891)
"... so that the cause of every contraction is like the discharge of a leiden jar, the negative surface fibres of the muscles being peculiarly irritable. ..."
3. Scientific & Technical Papers of Werner Von Siemens by Werner von Siemens (1892)
"ON THE HEATING OF THE GLASS WALL OF THE leiden jar BY THE CHARGE.: As it appeared probable to me that the glass wall of the Leyden jar must be heated by its ..."
4. Elements and Electrons by William Ramsay (1912)
"... a Leiden-jar discharge, a still higher temperature. It is known that as the temperature is successively increased by ..."
5. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1918)
"By reference to the article leiden jar, it will be seen that a charged condenser has a potential power. If one coulomb of electricity gives a condenser a ..."