Reference numberAP/38/13/1
TitleManuscript, 'On the mathematical theory of the stability of earthwork and masonry' from W J [William John] Macquorn Rankine to George Gabriel Stokes
Date18 February 1856
DescriptionRankine 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 descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1856.0019
Fellows associated with this archive
NA1846Rankine; William John Macquorn (1820 - 1872)1820 - 1872
NA8283Stokes; Sir; George Gabriel (1819 - 1903)1819 - 1903
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