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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'.

Reference number
AP/58/12
Earliest possible date
1876
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
20 pages
Format
Manuscript

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William Davidson Niven

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William Davidson Niven, Unpublished paper, 'On the calculation of the trajectories of shot' by W D [William Davidson] Niven, 1876, AP/58/12, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_58_12/unpublished-paper-on-the-calculation-of-the-trajectories-of-shot-by-w-d-william-davidson-niven, accessed on 20 May 2024

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