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Referee's report by Joseph John Thomson, on a paper 'The application of the kinetic theory of gases to to electric, magnetic & optical properties of diatomic gases' by George Walker Walker

Reference number: RR/15/275

Date: April 1901

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Sectional Committee: Physics and Chemistry

Not recommended for publication in Philosophical Transactions, as it stands. The author has not paid sufficient attention to the proofs of his fundamental theorems. As practically the whole of the paper consists of applications of these theorems, publication cannot be recommended until reasonably satisfactory proofs are given. As a minor point he notes that Mr Newall did not find that a rarified gas in general became luminous when compressed as the author thinks, it was only when an electric discharge had passed through the gas before compression.

[Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society, 1901].

Endorsed on verso as received 18 April 1901.

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RR/15/275
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April 1901
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2 pages
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Joseph John Thomson

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Joseph John Thomson, Referee's report by Joseph John Thomson, on a paper 'The application of the kinetic theory of gases to to electric, magnetic & optical properties of diatomic gases' by George Walker Walker, April 1901, RR/15/275, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_15_275/referees-report-by-joseph-john-thomson-on-a-paper-the-application-of-the-kinetic-theory-of-gases-to-to-electric-magnetic-optical-properties-of-diatomic-gases-by-george-walker-walker, accessed on 01 March 2024

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