Record

Reference numberCLP/3i/54
LevelFile
TitlePaper, 'Animadversiones in novam theoriam [amendments to the new theory] of Christopher Wren and Christian Huygens' by Francis Willughby
Date1669
DescriptionIn a letter dated 29 May 1669, Francis Willughby presented 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 meeting of the Royal Society on 10 June 1669, where it was commented on by Wren, as well as by William Brouncker. Oldenburg wrote to Willughby, taking him for his ingenious observation, and that he he had any experiments disproving the theory, the Royal Society would like to know.

Includes equations in text.

Subject: Mechanics
LanguageLatin
Extent4p
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Related materialRB/1/20/189-90
RBC/3/152-54
Related records in the catalogueRBO/4/21
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Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8374Willughby; Francis (1635 - 1672); Naturalist1635 - 1672
NA3503Brouncker; William (c 1620 - 1684); 2nd Viscount Brouncker; mathematicianc 1620 - 1684
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c 1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc 1619 - 1677
NA8299Wren; Sir; Christopher (1632 - 1723); architect, astronomer, and mathematician1632 - 1723
NA8062Huygens; Christian (1629 - 1695); natural philosopher1629 - 1695
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