Measurement of pressure with the mercury barometer.
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Published by H.M. Stationery Off. in London .
Written in English


  • Barometer.,
  • Pressure -- Measurement.

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Edition Notes

SeriesIts Notes on applied science,, no. 9
LC ClassificationsQC165 .T4
The Physical Object
Pagination15 p.
Number of Pages15
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6191733M
LC Control Number55057157

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