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Units of Mass, Weight, and Force

Nature volume 36, page 317 | Download Citation

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MIGHT I venture to suggest to Prof. Greenhill that it would be very interesting to mathematicians, and probably would throw great light on the above subject, if he would give us quotations from some work by a practical engineer in which the idea of inertia distinctly appears. Or, failing this, perhaps Prof. Green-hill could give practical instances (other than problems in gunnery) in which mass quite apart from weight enters into the engineer's calculations.

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  1. Gonville and Caius College, July 23.

    • JOHN B. LOCK

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