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Each issue of Philosophical Transactions A is devoted to a specific area of the mathematical, physical and engineering sciences.

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**Philosophical Transactions A will be represented at the Materials Research Society Spring meeting, held in San Francisco March 24-28**


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Nanotribology, nanomechanics and applications to nanotechnology

compiled by Bharat Bhushan

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To read Vol II, click here


Experimental nonlinear dynamics, Vol II Fluids

compiled by Marian Wiercigroch

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To read Vol I, Solids, click here



Articles from the forthcoming issues on: 


Nanotribology, nanomechanics and applications to nanotechnology, Vol I and II compiled by Bharat Bhushan (articles ) (more information)  


James Clerk Maxwell 150 years on compiled by John Reid, Charles Wang and J Michael Thompson (articles) (more information


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In general we publish issues across the physical sciences but particularly focusing on content within four subject clusters:


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For the latest FREE content, click here. All papers published between 1996 and January 2006 are free to download.


The latest free issues are:


Structural health monitoring

Keith Worden and Charles Farrar

(articles) (more information)


MHD waves and oscillations in the solar plasma

Robert Erdélyi

(articles) (more information)



Walking machines 

Friedrich Pfeiffer and Hirochika Inoue

(articles) (more information)


Engineered foam and porous material 

Anthony Kelly, Bill Clyne, William Bonfied and Arthur Willoughby

(articles) (more information)


Triennial issue: physics and maths

J M T Thompson



New directions in liquid crystals

Duncan Bruce, Harry Coles, John Goodby and Roy Sambles 

(articles) (more information)  

TopComplete archive online

The complete archive of the Royal Society journals, including Philosophical Transactions dating back to 1665, is available. To view a selection of past Philosophical Transactions papers by authors such as Isaac Newton and Benjamin Franklin, click here. For more information on the full Royal Society archive, click here.

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Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A

Print: 1364-503X
Online: 1471-2962