Generalization of “Mercator's” Projection Performed by Aid of Electrical Instruments

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THE following mode of generalizing Mercator's Projection is merely an illustration of a communication to Section A of the British Association at its recent meeting in Edinburgh, entitled “ Reduction of every Problem of Two Freedoms in Conservative Dynamics to the Drawing of Geodetic Lines on a Surface of given Specific Curvature.” An abstract of this paper appeared in NATURE for August 18.

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KELVIN Generalization of “Mercator's” Projection Performed by Aid of Electrical Instruments. Nature 46, 490–491 (1892) doi:10.1038/046490d0

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