|Title||Letter, 'On the mathematical theory of the stability of earthwork and masonry' from W J [William John] Macquorn Rankine to George Gabriel Stokes|
|Date||18 February 1856|
|Description||Rankine presents his 'two fundamental principles' regarding he stability of earthwork and masonry, namely the principle of the stability of earth and the principle of the transformation of structures. |
Includes two figures in the text illustrating Rankine's mathematical theory.
Subject: Mathematics / Civil engineering
Received 19 February 1856. Read 6 March 1856.
Written by Rankine in Glasgow.
This letter was published in full in volume 8 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the mathematical theory of the stability of earth-work and masonry'.
|Physical description||Ink on paper|
|Digital images||View item on Science in the Making|
|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1856.0019|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA8283||Stokes; Sir; George Gabriel (1819 - 1903)||1819 - 1903|
|NA1846||Rankine; William John Macquorn (1820 - 1872)||1820 - 1872|