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Column Fallacies

AT the General Meeting of the Institution, held on Thursday, the 21st February, the following paper was read by DR. E. H. SALMON:- I. That Euler’s limiting load merely implies passage from one type of stable equilibrium to another, and does not involve the failure of the column. (Quoted in "Popular Fallacies Explained and Corrected,” by A.S.E. Ackermann, BSc. Engineering), 3rd edition, p. 884, in the inverse form, from a review by L.N.G.F. in "Nature,” June 24, 1920.) E.H. Salmon

Author(s): Salmon, E H