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Referee's report by William Fishburn Donkin, on a paper 'On the enumeration of x-edra having triedral summits, and an (x—1)-gonal base' by Thomas Penyngton Kirkman

Reference number: RR/3/163

Date: 31 August 1855

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Unsure whether to recommend for publication in Philosophical Transactions. It 'treats a difficult problem with skill and success, the problem is only a very particular case of the general question suggested by it, and the method is practically inapplicable to the more extended cases'.

Subject: Mathematics

[Published in Philosophical Transactions, 1856].

Reference number
RR/3/163
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31 August 1855
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Letter on paper
Page extent
4 pages
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Manuscript

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William Fishburn Donkin

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William Fishburn Donkin, Referee's report by William Fishburn Donkin, on a paper 'On the enumeration of x-edra having triedral summits, and an (x—1)-gonal base' by Thomas Penyngton Kirkman, 31 August 1855, RR/3/163, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_3_163/referees-report-by-william-fishburn-donkin-on-a-paper-on-the-enumeration-of-x-edra-having-triedral-summits-and-an-x1-gonal-base-by-thomas-penyngton-kirkman, accessed on 20 July 2024

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