THE BEHAVIOUR OF FLUIDS
MENDELEEV, Dimitry Ivanovich. O soprotivlenii zhidkostei I o vozdukhaoplavanii [On the resistance of fluids and aerial navigation].
St Petersburg, Sentiabra, 1880. 8vo. Modern cloth with the original wrappers preserved.
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First edition of this extremely rare treatise by Mendeleev, the eminent Russian chemist. This work is very important for the appendices which encapsulate a survey of and commentary on the leading authors on fluid mechanics. Mendeleev here includes detailed analyses of the sections of Newton's Principia treating the behaviour of fluids. In addition to treatises by Bernoulli, Bossut and Rankine, he evaluates Poisson's Traité de mécanique as well as Euler's translation of Robins' New Principles of Gunnery on fluid resistance to high-speed objects. Wrappers slightly soiled. Good copy.