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Darwin and Turner write: 'In the equilibrium theory of the tides, as worked out by Newton and Bernouilli, it is assumed that the figure of the ocean is at each instant one of equilibrium. But Sir William Thomson has pointed out that, when portions of the globe are occupied by land, the law of rise and fall of water given in the usual solution cannot be satisfied by a constant volume of water.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Physics

Received 12 March 1886. Read 1 April 1886.

A version of this paper was published in volume 40 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the correction to the equilibrium theory of tides for the continents'.

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PP/8/19
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1886
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Ink and graphite pencil on paper
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29 pages
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Manuscript

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George Howard Darwin

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Herbert Hall Turner

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George Howard Darwin, Herbert Hall Turner, Paper, 'On the correction to the equilibrium theory of tides for the continents' by G H [George Howard] Darwin and H H [Herbert Hall] Turner, 1886, PP/8/19, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pp_8_19/paper-on-the-correction-to-the-equilibrium-theory-of-tides-for-the-continents-by-g-h-george-howard-darwin-and-h-h-herbert-hall-turner, accessed on 17 June 2024

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