A Point in the Mathematical Theory of Elasticity

I DO not recollect that in Prof. Karl Pearson's recent memoirs embodying the results of tests on jelly models of dams he asserted that the distribution of stresses due to the water pressure on and the weight of a dam is entirely different in a thin slab cut from the dam from the distribution in the actual dam. In fact, Prof. Pearson used many such model… (More)