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Niven provides an overview of existing methods and theories surrounding the calculation of the trajectories of shot, suggesting that ' the problem of integrating the equations of motion of the shot and of plotting-out a representation of the curve described by it is peculiar'.

Note on front reads 'Portion of paper not printed see Proc vol 26 p268'.

Subject: Mathematics / Mechanics

Read 11 May 1876. Communicated by James Clerk Maxwell.

A version of this paper was published in volume 26 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the calculation of the trajectories of shot'.

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William Davidson Niven, Unpublished paper, 'On the calculation of the trajectories of shot' by W D [William Davidson] Niven, 1876, AP/58/12, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 20 May 2024

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