Reference numberCLP/4i/21
TitlePaper, 'A new experiment on the effect of the varying weight of the atmosphere on some bodies in the water' by Robert Boyle
DescriptionBoyle states that 'though any things have by ingenious men been already observed, as to the power and operations of the atmosphere's weight upon liquors that are exposed to it in torricellian tubes (or other Vessels closed at one end, and near the top either empty or unfilled with any visible body), yet such men do not seem to have observed the variations of the atmosphere's weight in other vessels'.

Subject: Physics

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'A new experiment of the Noble R. Boyle, concerning an effect of the varying weight of the atmosphere upon some bodies in the water; the description where of was presented A. 1671. to the perusal of the Right Honourable the Lord Brouncker; as the experiment it self was since by the author's favour shewn to the publisher'
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1672.0065
Fellows associated with this archive
NA3503Brouncker; William (c1620 - 1684); 2nd Viscount Brouncker; mathematicianc1620 - 1684
NA8137Boyle; Robert (1627 - 1691); natural philosopher and chemist1627 - 1691
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