Reference numberRBO/7/16
Alternative reference numberRBO.7.17
Title'Dr Papin about the Demonstration of the Velocity of the Impulse of the Air into a barrel exhausted'
DescriptionPapin states that previously he had given a computation of the swiftness of a bullet driven by the whole pressure of the atmosphere without explaining the calculation - wishes to rectify this

Presents the problem - 'The length and Bore of a Barrell being given, and the weight of a Bullet fitted to it; to find out, what velocity must be acquired by the sayd Bullet being driven through the sayd Barrill by the whole pressure of the Atmosphere'

Gives hypothesis, two propositions and three corollaries

Figure in margin, in ink, page 17

Read to the Royal Society on 27 July 1687
Extent2 sides
Digital imagesView item on Science in the Making
Access statusOpen
Related materialJBO/8/162 and JBO/8/109
Related records in the catalogueCLP/18i/60
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