The Flying to Pieces of a Whirling Ring

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WE may imagine how anxious the practical man would be to test the extraordinary numerical results given by Dr. Lodge for the tension in a steel telegraph cable, due to the whirling effect of the earth's rotation, amounting, according to the formula, to a tension of 30 tons per square inch in latitude 60°, and 120 at the equator.

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GREENHILL, A. The Flying to Pieces of a Whirling Ring. Nature 43, 461–462 (1891). https://doi.org/10.1038/043461e0

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