The formation of a blast wave by a very intense explosion I. Theoretical discussion

@article{Taylor1950TheFO,
  title={The formation of a blast wave by a very intense explosion I. Theoretical discussion},
  author={Geoffrey Ingram Sir Taylor},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences},
  year={1950},
  volume={201},
  pages={159 - 174}
}
  • G. Taylor
  • Published 22 March 1950
  • Physics
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences
This paper was written early in 1941 and circulated to the Civil Defence Research Committee of the Ministry of Home Security in June of that year. The present writer had been told that it might be possible to produce a bomb in which a very large amount of energy would be released by nuclear fission—the name atomic bomb had not then been used—and the work here described represents his first attempt to form an idea of what mechanical effects might be expected if such an explosion could occur. In… 

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