image worthington a m_a study of splashes_1908_front cover
Image number: RS.11810
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Splash impact decoration

Date

1908

Creator - Organisation

Longman, Publisher

Material

Dimensions

height (object): 254mm
width (object): 175mm

Subject

Description

Decorative design based upon a temporary impact crater formed in liquid as seen in section from above and below the waterline. Enclosed by a four-pointed border.

Detail from the front cover of the book A study of splashes by A. M. Worthington (Longmans, London, 1908).

The design commences a work on the physics of splash formation which uses high-speed photography of these phenomena. The cover decoration is based upon the author’s illustrations.

Arthur Mason Worthington (1852-1916) British physicist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1893.

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