1873 Joseph Plateau

Statics of Liquids Subject to Molecular Forces Only

1873 Statique Expérimentale et Théorique des Liquides soumis aux Seules Forces Moléculaires

EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL STATICS OF LIQUIDS SUBJECT TO MOLECULAR FORCES ONLY

BY J. PLATEAU

Ken Brakke, VIP mathematical explorer of soap films, conjured the fantastic English translation below. His reasons and methods for tackling the project can be found HERE.

This is a two-volume work summarizing Plateau's decades of research into soap bubbles and related phenomena due to surface tension.

Mathy but worth appreciating for Plateau's inventive use of wire frames to study film surfaces.

In French at Google Books Here.

1873 Ken Brakke Eng Translation of J Plateaus Statique Expérimentale et Théorique des Liquides soumis aux Seules Forces Moléculaires.pdf