Reference numberCLP/20/41/1
TitlePaper, 'Of ye inflection of a direct motion into a curve by a supervening attractive principle, &c.' by Robert Hooke
Date23 May 1666
DescriptionHooke attempts to explain his hypothesis for why planets moved in curved or elliptical orbits - that the curved motion came from the attractive property of a body at the centre - through a series of experiments using a pendulum.

Subject: Mathematics, Geometry, Astronomy
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueCLP/20/41
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NA8242Hooke; Robert (1635 - 1703); natural philosopher1635 - 1703
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