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Paper, 'Measurements of the amount of oil necessary in order to check the motions of camphor upon water' by Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt]

Reference number: PP/15/25

Date: 1890

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Strutt writes: 'The motion upon the surface of water of small camphor scrapings, a phenomenon which had puzzled several generations of inquirers, was satisfactorily explained by Van der Mensbrugghe, as due to the diminished surface-tension of water impregnated with that body.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Fluid dynamics

Received 10 March 1890. Read 27 March 1890.

A version of this paper was published in volume 47 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Measurements of the amount of oil necessary in order to check the motions of camphor upon water'.

Reference number
PP/15/25
Earliest possible date
1890
Physical description
Ink and graphite pencil on paper
Page extent
11 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Paper, 'Measurements of the amount of oil necessary in order to check the motions of camphor upon water' by Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt], 1890, PP/15/25, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pp_15_25/paper-measurements-of-the-amount-of-oil-necessary-in-order-to-check-the-motions-of-camphor-upon-water-by-lord-rayleigh-john-william-strutt, accessed on 23 July 2024

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