Reference numberCLP/18i/140
TitlePaper, 'An account of an experiment touching the asscention of water between two glasse planes in an hyperbolick figure' by Francis Hauksbee
DescriptionHauksbee describes an experiment undertaken to observe a hyperbolic curve produced due to the ascent of water between two glass planes, writing: 'I Took two Glass Planes, each somewhat more than 20 Inches long, of the truest Surfaces I could procure. These being held close together at one of their Ends, the other Ends were opened exactly to an Angle of 20 Minutes. In this Form they were edgeways put into a Trough of ting’d Water, which immediately arose between them in the Figure of the annext Scheme [figure not included in paper].'

Subject: Physics

Read to the Royal Society on 13 November 1712 ['Jan Dec 22 1708' crossed out]

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'An account of an experiment touching the ascent of water between two glass planes, in an hyperbolick figure'
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1710.0071
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8345Hauksbee; Francis (c 1660 - 1713)c 1660 - 1713
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