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Issue 1 • Jan. 1916

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    Publication Year: 1916, Page(s): nil1
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    Publication Year: 1916, Page(s): nil2
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    Publication Year: 1916, Page(s): nil3
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  • Officers and Board of Directors 1915-1916

    Publication Year: 1916
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  • Standing Committees

    Publication Year: 1916, Page(s):ii - v
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  • Institute representatives

    Publication Year: 1916, Page(s): vi
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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1916, Page(s):vii - viii
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  • Outline of Theory of Impulse Currents

    Publication Year: 1916, Page(s):1 - 31
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    In Part I it is shown how, from the integral of the general differential equation of the electric circuit, which has been discussed in a previous paper, all the types of electric currents are derived as special cases, corresponding to particular values of the integration constants. The equations of the circuits with massed constants, that is, the usual electric circuits, are derived by substitutin... View full abstract»

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  • The Municipally-Operated Electrical Utilities of Western Canada

    Publication Year: 1916, Page(s):33 - 98
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    The paper discusses a number of public utilities in various cities in Western Canada where practically all public utilities are municipally owned and operated. The characteristics of these cities are reviewed and a brief outline of equipments of the various plants is given. The costs and methods of financing these utilities are discussed at considerable length and the charges for various services ... View full abstract»

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  • Crest Voltmeters

    Publication Year: 1916, Page(s):99 - 107
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    The paper shows how a voltmeter which will read directly the maximum or crest values obtained in high-voltage testing may be constituted by a combination of an electrostatic voltmeter and an electric valve. Diagrams of connection are shown and results of test given to indicate the validity of the method. View full abstract»

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  • The Crest Voltmeter

    Publication Year: 1916, Page(s):109 - 116
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    The demand for testing dielectric media in terms of crest voltage has resulted in several schemes of measuring high voltage. The paper mentions and compares some of the methods of high-voltage measurement and describes in more detail the crest voltmeter which has been found to be more satisfactory in commercial testing than the spark gaps which have been adopted by the Institute in the Standardiza... View full abstract»

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  • The Voltmeter Coil in Testing Transformers

    Publication Year: 1916, Page(s): 117
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  • Notes on the Measurement of High Voltage

    Publication Year: 1916, Page(s):119 - 146
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    A briet account is given of some experiments made to determine mine the relative accuracy of certain methods used in measuring high voltages. The methods comprise the use of a tertiary (or voltmeter) coil in the high-tension transformer, the direct measurement of voltage by a crest voltage meter and the derivation of the high-tension pressure from the primary voltage. View full abstract»

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  • Operation on the Norfolk & Western Railway

    Publication Year: 1916, Page(s):147 - 166
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    This paper describes the great advantages, from an operating standpoint, incident to the inauguration of electric service on the Elkhorn grade of the Norfolk & Western Railway Co. and why it is possible almost to double the capacity of the road by the use of 12 electric locomotives, instead of the 33 Mallet locomotives formerly in service. View full abstract»

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  • The Liquid Rheostat in Locomotive Service

    Publication Year: 1916, Page(s):167 - 173
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    This paper describes the liquid rheostat in locomotive service, giving in detail the arrangement of the mechanical parts and means for controlling it. View full abstract»

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  • Chattering Wheel Slip in Electric Motive Power

    Publication Year: 1916, Page(s):175 - 182
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    The paper shows that chattering wheel slip is characteristic of all types of electric motive power. The application of the motive power in the electric and steam drives is compared, and the reasons for the chattering wheel slip and the means of measuring and rectifying the same are given. View full abstract»

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  • A Method of Determining the Correctness of Polyphase Wattmeter Connections

    Publication Year: 1916, Page(s):183 - 211
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    The object of this paper is to describe a method of checking the correctness of the connections of a polyphase watt-hour meter on a three-phase circuit; and to show that the methods most commonly used for this purpose are unreliable. Polyphase wattmeters are classified according to the number of their voltage terminals and expressions giving the amount of energy theoretically registered by the met... View full abstract»

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  • The True Nature of Speech

    Publication Year: 1916, Page(s):213 - 248
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    That speech is a rapid variation in intensity of the voice and mouth-tones according to definite sound patterns called letters of the alphabet, is proved, bv showing that speech is the result of action of the mouth-parts in varying the intensity of the voice and mouth-tones, and through photographs taken with the string-galvanometer of each letter sound of the alphabet, showing definitely the char... View full abstract»

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  • The Future of Water Power in the United States

    Publication Year: 1916, Page(s):249 - 260
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    This paper gives a careful compilation of figures showing the total fixed installed primary power in the United States and similar figures for total installed water power, at the same time calling attention to the unreliability of statistics in general. With these figures, those compiled by the Commissioner of Corporations are summarized and compared. The geographic distribution of installed water... View full abstract»

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  • Iron Losses in Direct-Current Machines

    Publication Year: 1916, Page(s):261 - 299
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    The term iron loss, as used in connection with rotating machinery, is shown to cover a large number of losses, some of which actually do not lie in the iron itself. The term core loss should be used except when the losses are actually located in the iron itself. It is shown that no great accuracy is practicable in the calculation of the actual iron losses, except in special instances, due to the f... View full abstract»

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  • The Influence of Frequency of Alternating or Infrequently Reversed Current on Electrolytic Corrosion

    Publication Year: 1916, Page(s):301 - 345
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    This paper describes experimental work done to determine the co-efficient of corrosion of iron and lead in soil with varying frequencies of alternating or reversed current with 60 cycles per second as the highest frequency and a two-week period as lowest?? some d-c. tests being made as a check on the methods. The results show (1), that a decrease of corrosion occurs with an increase in frequency; ... View full abstract»

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  • High-Voltage D-C. Railway Practise

    Publication Year: 1916, Page(s):347 - 383
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    During the past 10 years, the operation of electric railways at d-c. voltages of 1200 and 1500 has become common and higher voltages have been shown to be practicable. The paper deals first with the fundamental differences in apparatus for 1200 or 1500 volts as compared with the former 600-volt standards and indicates the apparent tendency of general practise with regard to a number of alternative... View full abstract»

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  • Electrochemical Industries and their Interest in the Development of Water Powers

    Publication Year: 1916, Page(s):385 - 392
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    The electrochemical industries have grown to be of great value to this countrv; they have a fundamental interest in the development of cheap power; they offer nearly ideal power loads of magnitude; they must be located strategically as regards supplies and markets; Niagara power is not cheap enough nor is it sufficient in its present state of development to afford growth to these industries; the i... View full abstract»

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  • Water Power Development and the Food Problem

    Publication Year: 1916, Page(s):393 - 402
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    The great increase in population of the United States has been chiefly in urban districts while the increase in population. in rural districts has been comparatively small. This results in a continuously growing demand for food with a relatively small proportion of our population as food producers. The production of some of our most highly nitrogenous food products has been steadily declining and ... View full abstract»

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  • Relation of Water Power to Transportation

    Publication Year: 1916, Page(s):403 - 430
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    The paper discusses the relative importance of water power in its relation to transportation, as depending upon its cost and the cost of competing steam power. Proportion which `` Cost of Fuel for Locomotives '' in the country as a whole, in various sections, and in the case of a number of different railroads, bears to `` Total Cost of Operation. '' Effect of recent progress in art of producing el... View full abstract»

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