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Letter from Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, regarding three papers [attributed] 'On the natural frequencies of vibrating systems' by Richard Vynne Southwell, 'The friction of lubricated metals' by Frank Philip Bowden and L Leben, and 'The air wave surrounding an expanding sphere' by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor

Reference number: RR/66/284

Date: 05 December 1939

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Sectional Committee: Physics

Frank Philip Bowden and L Leben have been in contact, and ask if their paper can be considered for the Philosophical Transactions, rather than shortening it for the Proceedings. Regarding his own paper, it deals with explosions, without using the term. He does not think publication will help the enemy, but their scientific thinkers may be thinking along the same lines already, 'and it might prevent them from wasting time if it were published now'.

[Published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London']

Endorsed on recto as received 5 December 1939.

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RR/66/284
Earliest possible date
05 December 1939
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Letter on paper
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2 pages
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Manuscript

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Letter from Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, regarding three papers [attributed] 'On the natural frequencies of vibrating systems' by Richard Vynne Southwell, 'The friction of lubricated metals' by Frank Philip Bowden and L Leben, and 'The air wave surrounding an expanding sphere' by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, 05 December 1939, RR/66/284, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_66_284/letter-from-geoffrey-ingram-taylor-regarding-three-papers-attributed-on-the-natural-frequencies-of-vibrating-systems-by-richard-vynne-southwell-the-friction-of-lubricated-metals-by-frank-philip-bowden-and-l-leben-and-the-air-wave-surrounding-an-expanding-sphere-by-geoffrey-ingram-taylor, accessed on 17 April 2024

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