On Homer Lane's Problem of a Spherical Gaseous Nebula

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1. A HIGHLY interesting problem of pure mathematics was brought before the world in the American Journal of Science, July, 1870, by the late Mr. Homer Lane, who, as we are told by Mr. T. J. J. See,1 was for many years connected with the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey at Washington. Lanes problem is the convective equilibrium, of density, of pressure, and of temperature, in a rotationless spherical mass of gaseous fluid, 2 hot in its central parts, and left to itself in waveless quiescent ether.

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KELVIN On Homer Lane's Problem of a Spherical Gaseous Nebula . Nature 75, 368–369 (1907) doi:10.1038/075368b0

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