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Ether - Euler

LETTER XXIV. - Euler


The true Principle of Nature, on which are founded all the Phenomena of electricity.

The summary I have exhibited of the principal phenomena of electricity, has no doubt excited a curiosity to know what occult powers of nature are capable of producing effects so surprising.

The greatest part of natural philosophers acknowledge their ignorance in this respect. They appear to be so dazzled by the endless variety of phenomena, which every day present themselves, and by the singularly marvellous circumstances which accompany these phenomena, that they are discouraged from attempting an investigation of the true cause of them.

They readily admit the existence of a subtile matter, which is the primary agent in the production of the phenomena, and which they denominate the electric fluid ; but they are so embarrassed about determining its nature and properties, that this important branch of physics is rendered only more perplexed by their researches.

There is no room to doubt, that we must look for the source of all the phenomena of electricity only in a certain fluid and subtile matter ; but we have no need to go to the regions of imagination in quest of it. That subtile matter denominated ether, whose reality I have already endeavored to demonstrate, is sufficient very naturally to explain all the surprising effects which electricity presents. I hope I shall be able to set this in so clear a light, that you shall be able to account for every electrical phenomenon, however strange an - appearance it may assume.

The great requisite is to have a thorough knowledge of the nature of ether.

The air which we breathe rises only to a certain height above the surface of the earth ; the higher you ascend, the more subtile it becomes, and at last it entirely ceases. We must not affirm, that beyond the region of the air there is a perfect vacuum, which occupies the immense space in which the heavenly bodies revolve.

The rays of light which are diffused in all directions from these heavenly bodies, sufficiently demonstrate that those vast spaces are filled with a subtile matter.

If the rays of light are emanations forcibly projected from luminous bodies, as some philosophers have maintained, it must follow, that the whole space of the heavens is filled with these rays, nay that they move through it with incredible rapidity. You have only to recollect the prodigious velocity with which the rays of the sun are transmitted to us. On this hypothesis, not only would there be no vacuum, but all space would be filled with a subtile matter, and that in a state of constant and most dreadful agitation.

But I think I have clearly proved, that rays of light are no more emanations projected from luminous bodies, than sound is from sonorous bodies. It is much more certain, that rays of light are nothing else but a tremulous motion or agitation of a subtile matter, just as sound consists of a similar agitation excited in the air. And as sound is produced and transmitted by the air, light is produced and transmitted by that matter, incomparably more subtile, denominated ether, which consequently fills the immense space between the heavenly bodies.

ether then is a medium proper for the transmission of rays of light, and this same quality puts us in a condition to extend our knowledge of its nature and properties. We have only to reflect on the properties of air, which render it adapted to the reception and transmission of sound. The principal cause is its elasticity or spring. You know that air has a power of expanding itself in all directions, and that it does expand, the instant that obstacles are removed. The air is never at rest, but when its elasticity is every where the same ; whenever it is greater in one place than another, the air immediately expands. We likewise discover by experiment, that the more the air is compressed, the more its elasticity increases : hence the force of air-guns, in which the air, being very strongly compressed, is capable of discharging the ball with astonishing velocity. The contrary takes place when, the air is rarefied : its elasticity becomes less in proportion as it is more rarified, or diffused over a larger space.

On the elasticity of the air, then, relative to its density, depends the velocity of sound, which makes a progress of about 1ooo feet in a second. If the elasticity of the air were increased, its density remaining the same, the velocity of sound would increase : and the same thing would take place if the air were more rare, or less dense than it is, its elasticity being the same. In general, the more that any medium, similar to air, is elastic, and at the same time less dense, the more rapidly will the agitations excited in it be transmitted. And as light is transmitted so many thousand times more rapidly than sound, it must clearly follow, that the ether, that medium whose agitations constitute light, is many thousand times more elastic than air, and, at the same time, many thousand times more rare or more subtile, both of these qualities contributing to accelerate the propagation of light.

Such is the reason which leads to conclude, that ether is many thousand times more elastic and more subtile than air ; its nature being in other respects similar to that of air, in as much as it is likewise a fluid matter, and susceptible of compression and of rarefaction. It is this quality which will conduct us to the explanation of all the phenomena of electricity. Letters of Euler on Natural Philosophy

See Also

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Angles of Incident of Etheric Sympathetic Streams
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chemical ether
compound etheric
compound etheric flow
Compound Interetheric
compound interetheric force
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Compound Interetheron
Discussion on the Ether
DISINTEGRATION OF ETHERIC CAPSULE
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Ether
Ether - Allen
Ether - Ampere
Ether - Barton
Ether - Bernoulli
Ether - Black
Ether - Bloomfield-Moore
Ether - Cayce
Ether - Cullen
Ether - Einstein
Ether - Fitzgerald
Ether - Haeckel
Ether - Helmholtz
Ether - Hertz
Ether - Kant
Ether - Keely
Ether - Kelvin
Ether - Larmor
Ether - Lorentz1
Ether - Lorentz2
Ether - Maxwell
Ether - Mendeleev
Ether - Michelson
Ether - Miller
Ether - Newton
Ether - Pond
Ether - Preston
Ether - Russell
ETHER - Snell
Ether - Steiner
Ether - Stranges
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Ether Generator
Ether Generator Producing High Pressures
Ether of Space
Ether the True Protoplasm
ether theory
ethereal atmosphere
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etheric atom
Etheric Capsule
etheric center
etheric chord
etheric condensation
Etheric Current
etheric disturbance
etheric domain
etheric dominant
Etheric Elements
etheric envelope
Etheric Field
ETHERIC FIFTH SUBDIVISION
etheric flow
Etheric Force
Etheric Force Identified as Dynaspheric Force
Etheric Force or Compressed Air
Etheric Liberator used with Atlin the Musical Dynasphere
Etheric Line of Retraction
etheric luminous
Etheric matrix
Etheric Orbital Rotations
etheric radiation
Etheric Rotation
etheric sixths
etheric sympathetic interchange
etheric sympathetic stream
Etheric Vacuum
Etheric Vapor
etheric vibration
Etheric Vibration. - The Key Force
Etheric Vibratory Scale
etheric wave motion
etheriform element
etherization
Etheron
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Figure 11.04 - Celestial and Terrestrial Forces Come Together to Manifest as All That Is
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Figure 13.02b - Liberator or Ether Vivifier
Figure 15.00c - Keelys Devices for Liberating and Measuring Etheric Pressure
Figure 15.02 - Keelys Hydro-Pneumatic-Pulsating-Vacuo Engine operated with etheric vapor
Figure 2.2 - Nested subdivisions of Matter from Molecular to Compound Interetheric
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interetheric
interetheric ninths
interetheric point
INTERETHERIC SIXTH SUBDIVISION
Interetheron
introductory etheric
Keelys Etheric Generator or Liberator
Keelys Etheric Vapor
law of etheric compensation and restoration
Leonhard Euler
light ether
Liquid Ether
Luminiferous Ether
Luminiferous Ether - Maxwell
MEASURING THE VELOCITY OF THE ETHERIC CAPSULE
Michelson-Morley Ether Experiment
Original Etheric Vapor Liberator
Part 25 - Keelys Wonderful Charts of Vibratory Etheric Science
Physics of the Ether
Physics of the Ether - Part I
Physics of the Ether - Preface
Physics of the Ether - SECTION I
Physics of the Ether - SECTION II
Physics of the Ether - SECTION III
Physics of the Ether - SECTION IV
Physics of the Ether - SECTION IX
Physics of the Ether - SECTION V
Physics of the Ether - SECTION VI
Physics of the Ether - SECTION VII
Physics of the Ether - SECTION VIII
Physics of the Ether - SECTION X
Physics of the Ether - SECTION XI
Physics of the Ether - SECTION XII
Physics of the Ether - SECTION XIII
Physics of the Ether - SECTION XIV
Physics of the Ether - SECTION XIX
Physics of the Ether - SECTION XV
Physics of the Ether - SECTION XVI
Physics of the Ether - SECTION XVII
Physics of the Ether - SECTION XVIII
Physics of the Ether - SECTION XX
Physics of the Ether - SECTION XXI
Physics of the Ether - SECTION XXII
Physics of the Ether - SECTION XXIII
Physics of the Ether - SECTION XXIV
Physics of the Ether - SECTION XXV
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Russell - Ether to Unit
sympathetic etheric stream
sympathetic etheric vibration
The Ether and Its Functions
transmittive interetheric force
Vibratory Ether
vibratory etheric evolution
vibratory etheric flows
vibratory etheric science
Vibratory Etheric Tree
What Ether Is
What the Ether is
1.2 - Molecular Brain Permeated by Interetheric Mind
1.4 - Etheric Mind Force in Healing
10.04 - The Aetheric state of Being and Mind
12.36 - Angles of Incident of Etheric Sympathetic Streams
13.25 - Etheric Negative Attractor
14.14 - Etheric and Interetheric is Mind
14.33 - Mind Force - Light - Etheric Subdivision
14.34 - Energy Level of Etheric and Interetheric
15.16 - Controlling Ether by Will Force
15.17 - Keely Developing and Controlling Ether
15.18 - Keelys Process for Liberating Ether from Water
2.2 - Spirit and Ether
3.18 - Dispersed Etheric Substance
3.19 - Coagulated Etheric Substance
5.3 - Vortex Motion in Ether and Atoms
7B.07 - Proto-Ether
7B.08 - The Etheric Quantum Soup
7B.09 - Luminiferous Ether or Light

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