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Invariants may be regarded from two points of view, the permutational and the functional. According to the former they are considered as arising from a process of permutation, according to the latter as derivatives from other functions. Spottiswoode adopts the latter course, and demonstrates his method.

Annotations in pencil and ink throughout.

Subject: Mathematics

Received 20 December 1854. Read 18 January 1855.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 7 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Researches on the theory of invariants'.

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AP/37/21
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1854
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Ink and graphite pencil on paper
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61 pages
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Manuscript

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William Spottiswoode

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William Spottiswoode, Unpublished paper, 'Researches on the theory of invariants' by William Spottiswoode, 1854, AP/37/21, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_37_21/unpublished-paper-researches-on-the-theory-of-invariants-by-william-spottiswoode, accessed on 23 May 2024

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