Reference numberCLP/3i/54
TitlePaper, 'Animadversiones in novam theoriam motus a viris Dno Christophoro Wren et Dno Christiano Hugenio' ['Amendments to the new theory of motion of Christopher Wren and Christian Huygens'] by Francis Willughby
DescriptionWillughby presents six cases of collisions in which, if Sir Christopher Wren's hypothesis of motion were true, the quantity of motion (product of mass and speed) would not be conserved. This was read anonymously at the Royal Society, where it was commented on by Wren, as well as by William Brouncker. Oldenburg wrote to Willughby, thanking him for his ingenious observation, and that if he had any experiments disproving the theory, the Royal Society would like to know.

Includes equations in text.

Subject: Mechanics

Read anonymously to the Royal Society on 10 June 1669.
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Related materialRB/1/20/189-90
Related records in the catalogueRBO/4/21
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8374Willughby; Francis (1635 - 1672); naturalist1635 - 1672
NA3503Brouncker; William (c1620 - 1684); 2nd Viscount Brouncker; mathematicianc1620 - 1684
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc1619 - 1677
NA8299Wren; Sir; Christopher (1632 - 1723); architect, astronomer, and mathematician1632 - 1723
NA8062Huygens; Christiaan (1629 - 1695); natural philosopher1629 - 1695
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