Definition of Rayleigh

1. Noun. English physicist who studied the density of gases and discovered argon; made important contributions to acoustic theory (1842-1919).




Definition of Rayleigh

1. Noun. (physics astronomy) A unit of brightness (of the sky at night) equal to 1010/4? quanta per square meter per second per steradian ¹

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Literary usage of Rayleigh

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1. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial ScienceChemistry (1898)
"No explanation was forthcoming at the time, but Lord rayleigh talked the ... He suggested to Lord rayleigh that probably atmospheric nitrogen was not as ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1900)
"By LOBD rayleigh . . 241 II. Proposals for a Standard Scale of ... An appendix to the Report contains a proof by Lord rayleigh of a theorem due to Professor ..."

3. A History of Chemistry from Earliest Times to the Present Day Being Also an by Ernst von Meyer (1906)
"It is interesting to recall that a hundred 1 John William Strutt, third Lord rayleigh, was born on November 12th, 1842. After a brilliant career at ..."

4. The Theory and Practice of Absolute Measurements in Electricity and Magnetism by Andrew Gray (1893)
"To the approximation given by (29) Lord rayleigh found for /,, + Li ... Lord rayleigh found that for a single coil of circular cross- section of radius p ..."

5. Topics in the Geometric Theory of Integrable Mechanical Systems by Robert Hermann (1984)
"LAGRANGE-rayleigh SYSTEMS WITH NON- HOLONOMIC CONSTRAINTS Let us first recall (from Geometry, Physics and Systems, for example) how ..."

6. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1886)
"(2) On the measurement of the electrical resistance between two neighbouring points on a conductor. By Lord rayleigh, MA (With an account of experiments by ..."

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