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Paper, 'De motu corporum ex mutuo impulsu' ['On the motion of bodies resulting from impact'] by [Christian] Huygens

Reference number: CLP/3i/45

Date: 1668

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This tract by Huygens presents his theory on the motion of bodies resulting from impact. A summary account was printed in 'Philosophical Transactions' and in Journal des Sçavans (18 March 1669), 13-24. Includes figures in the text.

Subject: Mechanics

Summary account published in Philosophical Transactions as 'A summary account of the laws of motion, communicated by Mr. Christian Hugens in a letter to the R. Society, and since printed in French in the Journal des Scavans of March 18. 1669. st. n'.

Read to the Royal Society on 7 January 1669.

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CLP/3i/45
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1668
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Ink on paper
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10 pages
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Manuscript

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Christiaan Huygens

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Christiaan Huygens, Paper, 'De motu corporum ex mutuo impulsu' ['On the motion of bodies resulting from impact'] by [Christian] Huygens, 1668, CLP/3i/45, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_3i_45/paper-de-motu-corporum-ex-mutuo-impulsu-on-the-motion-of-bodies-resulting-from-impact-by-christian-huygens, accessed on 21 June 2024

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