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Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'Laplace's equation and surfaces of revolution' by D M Wrich and John William Nicholson

Reference number: RR/32/134

Date: 10 February 1925

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Sectional committee: Mathematics

The referee has 'great difficulty' in deciding to recommended for publication or not. He believes the results of the experiment to be correct. The paper could be published in any mathematical journal, yet doesn't appear to be the 'type devised by the R[oyal] S[ociety] for the Proceedings'. One of the co-authors is a Fellow of the Royal Society, so is entitled to have his publication printed in Proceedings. The other author is not a Fellow and without the co-author the paper appears weaker. The author should withdraw the paper and publish it elsewhere.

[Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 1925].

Endorsed on verso as received 12 February 1925.

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RR/32/134
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10 February 1925
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Standardised form (type D) and letter on paper
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5 pages
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Manuscript

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Edmund Taylor Whittaker

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Edmund Taylor Whittaker, Referee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'Laplace's equation and surfaces of revolution' by D M Wrich and John William Nicholson, 10 February 1925, RR/32/134, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_32_134/referees-report-by-edmund-taylor-whittaker-on-a-paper-laplaces-equation-and-surfaces-of-revolution-by-d-m-wrich-and-john-william-nicholson, accessed on 25 February 2024

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