Physical Review (Series I)
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In working with an interferometer it was observed that one could slide the brass plate which carries the movable mirror along the bed upon which it lies so that the fringes would suffer displacement for a small but definite amount, and that when the plate was released they would return to their original position. The idea occurred to me that it might be possible to measure these displacements for given weights applied to move the mirror-plate, and ascertain if they followed any law, and what relation these experiments bore to the ordinary experiments for finding the coefficients of friction.
Stevens, James S., "Some Experiments in Molecular Contact" (1899). Physics and Astronomy Faculty Scholarship. 7.
Stevens, J. S. (1899). Some Experiments in Molecular Contact. Physical Review (Series I), 8(1), 49–53. https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevseriesi.8.49
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