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Paper, 'The influence of stress and strain on the physical properties of matter. Part I. Elasticity—continued. The velocity of sound in metals and a comparison of their moduli of longitudinal and torsional elasticities as determined by statical and kinetical methods' by Herbert Tomlinson

Reference number: PP/11/4

Date: 1887

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Tomlinson writes: 'We owe to Wertheim a series of carefully executed experiments on the longitudinal elasticity of metals both by statical extension and by longitudinal and transverse vibrations. Prom these researches it would appear that the values of the moduli of longitudinal elasticity as determined for several metals by the first of these three methods are, as might be expected, less than those obtained by the other two. The differences, however, are very much greater than can be accounted for by the heating and cooling effects of contraction and elongation, and the author has already pointed out what he believes to have been in a great measure the cause of these discrepancies.'

Annotations in pencil and ink. Includes two pages of diagrams of experimental apparatus.

Subject: Physics

Received 29 April 1887. Read 16 June 1887. Communicated by William Grylls Adams.

A version of this paper was published in volume 43 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'The influence of stress and strain on the physical properties of matter. Part I. Elasticity—continued. The velocity of sound in metals and a comparison of their moduli of longitudinal and torsional elasticities as determined by statical and kinetical methods'.

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PP/11/4
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1887
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Herbert Tomlinson, Paper, 'The influence of stress and strain on the physical properties of matter. Part I. Elasticity—continued. The velocity of sound in metals and a comparison of their moduli of longitudinal and torsional elasticities as determined by statical and kinetical methods' by Herbert Tomlinson, 1887, PP/11/4, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pp_11_4/paper-the-influence-of-stress-and-strain-on-the-physical-properties-of-matter-part-i-elasticitycontinued-the-velocity-of-sound-in-metals-and-a-comparison-of-their-moduli-of-longitudinal-and-torsional-elasticities-as-determined-by-statical-and-kinetical-methods-by-herbert-tomlinson, accessed on 24 May 2024

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