The theoretical determination of the velocity of sound has recently been the occasion of a discussion between Professor Challis and the Astronomer Royal. It is not my intention to enter into the controversy, but merely to consider a very remarkable difficulty which Professor Challis has noticed in connection with a known first integral of the accurate equations of motion for the case of plane waves.
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Stokes, G.G. (1998). On a Difficulty in the Theory of Sound. In: Johnson, J.N., Chéret, R. (eds) Classic Papers in Shock Compression Science. High-Pressure Shock Compression of Condensed Matter. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-2218-7_2
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