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Reference numberAP/10
LevelSubSeries
TitleVolume 10
Date1820-1838
DescriptionNos 12-29 Binomial Calculus: Development of Functions etc Sixteen Papers and letters by John Walsh, Cork.

Nos 30-54 Letters received by the Royal Society as a result of an irresponsible statement, titled 'A Curious Fact', in some newspapers that a reward (of "a medal and a hundred guineas") was offered by the Society to anyone who could explain satisfactorily the odd behaviour of two cards when blown upon.

The problem ran that two circles, one of which is perforated and fastened to the end of a tube, and the other when laid upon it, can not be raised by blowing through the tube. The correspondence is from the public sending to the Royal Society their solutions to this problem.
Extent54 items
FormatManuscript documents
Access statusOpen
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