Aids to Engineers' Examinations: Prepared for Applicants of All Grades, with Questions and Answers. A Summary of the Principles and Practice of Steam Engineering

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T. Audel & Company, 1898 - Steam engineering - 210 pages

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Page 151 - The calorie is the amount of heat necessary to raise the temperature of one gram of water one degree centigrade.
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