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Sectional Committee: Mathematics

Not recommended for publication in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London'. Refers to work by Siméon Denis Poisson, James Clerk Maxwell, Gustav Kirchhoff, William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Arthur Cayley, Alfred George Greenhill and Ernest Barnes. The current paper does not add anything new to the subject. Hopes the paper might be published elsewhere, 'and think it should be made clear to the author that no fault is found with it except that it has not the special character which is required of papers accepted by the [Royal Society]'.

[Published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London' A, 1918]

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RR/24/74
Earliest possible date
1917
Physical description
Letter on paper
Page extent
2 pages
Format
Manuscript

Creator name

Edmund Taylor Whittaker

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Edmund Taylor Whittaker, Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'The electrostatic problem of a conducting sphere in a spherical cavity' by Alexander Russell, 1917, RR/24/74, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_24_74/referees-report-by-edmund-taylor-whittaker-on-a-paper-the-electrostatic-problem-of-a-conducting-sphere-in-a-spherical-cavity-by-alexander-russell, accessed on 29 May 2024

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