Reference numberAP/43/10
TitleUnpublished paper, 'On the nature of a plate of metal on an inclined plane when dilated and contracted; and upon the descent of glaciers' Henry Moseley
DescriptionMoseley discusses the case in which the upper edge of a rectangular metal plate is fixed on an inclined plane, and then that in which the lower edge is fixed. Each of these cases is considered subject to the condition of friction; first, when the plate is dilated, and secondly, when it is contracted. Two other principal conditions arise in the discussion; one being that in which one part of the plate dilates and contracts, and the other that in which the whole of the plate dilates and contracts.

Marked on front 'Archives July 4 [18]61'.

Subject: Physics / Mechanics / Mathematics

Received 14 March 1861. Read 11 April 1861.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 10 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the motion of a plate of metal on an inclined plane, when dilated and contracted; and on the descent of glaciers'.
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Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1860.0035
Fellows associated with this archive
NA2248Moseley; Henry (1801 - 1872); churchman, mathematician, and writer on mechanics1801 - 1872
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