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Recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. Has trouble making a decision on the paper. If the other referee advises publication, will agree with that, but also can find against the paper, as the author himself admits it is not a great advance of knowledge. Refers to work of Joseph Larmor.

Subject: Mathematics

[Published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London']

Endorsed on verso as received 18 March 1898.

Reference number
RR/14/42
Earliest possible date
17 March 1898
Physical description
Letter on paper
Page extent
4 pages
Format
Manuscript

Creator name

George Francis Fitzgerald

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George Francis Fitzgerald, Referee's report by George Francis Fitzgerald, on a paper 'An extension of Maxwell's electro-magnetic theory of light to include dispersion, metallic reflection, and allied phenomena' by Edwin Edser, 17 March 1898, RR/14/42, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_14_42/referees-report-by-george-francis-fitzgerald-on-a-paper-an-extension-of-maxwells-electro-magnetic-theory-of-light-to-include-dispersion-metallic-reflection-and-allied-phenomena-by-edwin-edser, accessed on 14 June 2024

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