Reference numberCLP/3i/43
TitlePaper, 'Lex naturae de collisione corporum' ['The law of nature concerning the collision of bodies'] by Christopher Wren
DescriptionChristopher Wren's theory of the collision of bodies. Although it was reported to the Royal Society on 17 December 1668 and printed in 'Philosophical Transactions' (January 1669), Wren argued that he had developed his theory around the time of the foundation of the Society (1660) and that the late Lawrence Rooke (1622-1662) had done trials to verify the theory.

Subject: Mechanics

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'Dr Christopher Wrens Theory concerning the same Subject'.

Read to the Royal Society on 17 December 1668.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1668.0064
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 3, no 43, p 867 (1668)
Related records in the catalogueRBO/4/8
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6303Rooke; Lawrence (1622 - 1662); astronomer1622 - 1662
NA8299Wren; Sir; Christopher (1632 - 1723); architect, astronomer, and mathematician1632 - 1723
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