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Unpublished paper, 'Investigation of new series for the rectification of the circle' by James Thomson

Reference number: AP/20/16

Date: 1836

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Thomson presents formulae for calculating the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter much more quickly than by existing methods. Marked on back as 'archives' by John George Children.

Subject: Mathematics / Geometry

Received 1 November 1836. Read 24 November 1836. Communicated by Peter Mark Roget.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 3 of Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society] as 'Investigation of new series for the rectification of the circle'.

Reference number
AP/20/16
Earliest possible date
1836
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Ink on paper
Page extent
6 pages
Format
Manuscript

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James Thomson

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James Thomson, Unpublished paper, 'Investigation of new series for the rectification of the circle' by James Thomson, 1836, AP/20/16, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_20_16/unpublished-paper-investigation-of-new-series-for-the-rectification-of-the-circle-by-james-thomson, accessed on 01 March 2024

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