WITH reference to the extract, as to the language employed in which Prof. Greenhill invites my criticism, I have no doubt that to an engineer it would convey perfectly definite and intelligible information, and that one who has mastered the fundamental notions of dynamics as a science would be able to divine its meaning, but Prof. Greenhill would hardly maintain that the language is scientifically accurate, and that, however sufficient as a shorthand for the trained engineer addressing engineers, it is not full of pitfalls for the tyro.
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HAYWARD, R. Weight, Mass, and Force. Nature 36, 221 (1887). https://doi.org/10.1038/036221c0
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