|Title||Paper, 'Lex naturae de collisione corporum' ['The law of nature concerning the collision of bodies'] by Christopher Wren|
|Description||Christopher 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. |
Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'Dr Christopher Wrens Theory concerning the same Subject'.
Read to the Royal Society on 17 December 1668.
|Physical description||Ink on paper|
|Digital images||View item on Science in the Making|
|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1668.0064|
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 3, no 43, p 867 (1668)
|Related records in the catalogue||RBO/4/8|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA6303||Rooke; Lawrence (1622 - 1662); astronomer||1622 - 1662|
|NA8299||Wren; Sir; Christopher (1632 - 1723); architect, astronomer, and mathematician||1632 - 1723|