The Flying to Pieces of a Whirling Ring


IN order not to mislead students, it may be well to point out that the words “parallel to the equator” in my letter on p. 439 (March 12) are emphatic, and that a less paradoxical statement is simply that the tension needed to lay a weightless cable precisely along a parallel of latitude is more than it can stand.

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LODGE, O. The Flying to Pieces of a Whirling Ring. Nature 43, 461 (1891).

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