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HERCUS, Eric Oswald

Born Dunedin, New Zealand, 23 June 1891; died Melbourne 30 June 1962. Education University of New Zealand (M.Sc. 1914) and Cambridge University 1914-15, 1919. 1851 Exhibition scholar 1914-15, 1919. Lieut., R.N.V.R., 1916-18. Senior lecturer in natural philosophy, University of Melbourne, 1919-31; associate professor 1931-56. D.Sc., University of Melbourne, 1928.
  1. (With T.H. Laby) The thermal conductivity of air. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, A, 95 (1919), 190-210.
  2. (With T.H. Laby) Notes on colloidal state, the measurement of blood pressure, conservation of energy in the human body. Melbourne: Ford & Sons, 1921. 24pp.
  3. (With T.H. Laby) The thermal conductivity of gases. Philosophical Magazine, S.7, 3 (1927), 1061-1064.
  4. (With T.H. Laby) The mechanical equivalent of heat. Royal Society of London. Philosophical Transactions., A, 227 (1927-28), 63-91.
  5. (With T.H. Laby) Mechanical equivalent of heat. In Internat. Critical Tables. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co. Inc., 1929. Vol. 5, p.78.
  6. (With D.M. Sutherland) The thermal conductivity of air by a parallel plate method. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, A, 145 (1934), 599-611.
  7. (With T.H. Laby) The effect of the aeration of the water used in the determination of the mechanical equivalent of heat. Physical Society, London. Proceedings., 47 (1935), 1003-1008.
  8. The effect of dissolved air on the specific heat of water over the range 15° to 20°C. Physical Society, London. Proceedings., 48 (1936), 282-284.

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