Rockets in Mysore and Britain, 1750-1850 A.D

Narasimha, R (1985) Rockets in Mysore and Britain, 1750-1850 A.D. Technical Report. National Aeronautical Laboratory, Bangalore, India.

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    Abstract

    Rockets, or quot;fire-arrowsquot; in some form, have been known for13; a long time: the Chinese are recorded as having used them in 1232 A.D., and the Europeans in the 14th and 15th centuries. After having fallen into disuse with the invention and improvement of cannon, rockets reemerged in the Mysore of Hyder and Tipu in the second half of the 18th century; this spectacular revival provides a curious and fascinating episode in Indo-British technological history.

    Item Type: Proj.Doc/Technical Report (Technical Report)
    Additional Information: Lecture delivered on 2 April 1985 at the inauguration of the Centre for History and Philosophy of Science, Indian13; Institute of World Culture, Bangalore
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Rockets
    Subjects: ENGINEERING > Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
    ASTRONAUTICS > Launch Vehicles and Launch Operations
    Division/Department: Fluid Dynamics
    Depositing User: Mr. Ravikumar R
    Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2006
    Last Modified: 24 May 2010 09:48
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/2382

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