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Unpublished paper, 'On the impact of compressible bodies, continued with reference to the theory of pressure' by R [Robert] Moon

Reference number: AP/50/11

Date: 23 March 1868

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Moon opens with an example: 'Suppose that we have two rigid cylinders of equal dimensions, which have their axes in the same straight line; suppose, also, that one of the cylinders is at rest while the other moves towards the first with the velocity V in a direction parallel to both the axes; the consequence of the collision which under such circumstances must take place, will manifestly be that half the momentum of the moving cylinder will be withdrawn from it, and will be transferred to the cylinder which originally was at rest. The mode in which velocity or momentum will thus be collected from the different parts of the one cylinder, and distributed amongst those of the other, is obvious. Exactly the same amount will be withrawn from the velocity of each particle of the impinging cylinder, and exactly the same amount of velocity will be impressed on each particle of the cylinder struck.'

Marked on front as 'Archives Nov 1868'.

Subject: Physics / Mathematics / Mechanics

Received 22 April 1868. Read 28 May 1868. Communicated by [James Joseph] Sylvester.

Written by Moon at 6 New Square, Lincolnshire [England].

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 16 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the impact of compressible bodies, considered with reference to the theory of pressure'.

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AP/50/11
Earliest possible date
23 March 1868
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Ink on paper
Page extent
17 pages
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Manuscript

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Robert Moon

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Robert Moon, Unpublished paper, 'On the impact of compressible bodies, continued with reference to the theory of pressure' by R [Robert] Moon, 23 March 1868, AP/50/11, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_50_11/unpublished-paper-on-the-impact-of-compressible-bodies-continued-with-reference-to-the-theory-of-pressure-by-r-robert-moon, accessed on 19 June 2024

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