Reference numberCLP/18i/60
TitlePaper, regarding velocity of the air in bullet firing by Denis Papin
DescriptionPapin states that previously he had given a computation of the swiftness of a bullet driven by the whole pressure of the atmosphere without explaining the calculation, and wishes to rectify this. He presents the problem: 'The length and bore of a barrell being given, and the weight of a bullet fitted to it; to find out, what velocity must be acquired by the sayd bullet being driven through the sayd barrill by the whole pressure of the atmosphere.' He shares his hypothesis, two propositions and three corollaries.

Subject: Physics / Ballistics

Read to the Royal Society on 27 July 1687
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialJBO/8, pages 102 and 109
Related records in the catalogueRBO/7/16
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5721Papin; Denis (1647 - 1713); natural philosopher and inventor1647 - 1713
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