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Sectional committee: Mathematics

Recommended for publication. He hopes the machine described will be on show at an upcoming soiree. Is unsure if the author has used the best physical principle for his purpose. He may have under-rated the ease with which simultaneous equations with no more than ten unknowns may be calculated. The machines aren't cheap (around £100) but can be easily mastered by untrained workers. A machine for twenty equations may have been more impressive.

[Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 1933].

Endorsed on verso as received 13 April 1933.

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RR/50/43
Earliest possible date
11 April 1933
Physical description
Standardised form (type D) and letter on paper
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4 pages
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Typescript
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Ronald Aylmer Fisher

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Ronald Aylmer Fisher, Referee's report by Ronald Aylmer Fisher, on a paper 'An electrical calculating machine' by R R M Mallock, 11 April 1933, RR/50/43, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_50_43/referees-report-by-ronald-aylmer-fisher-on-a-paper-an-electrical-calculating-machine-by-r-r-m-mallock, accessed on 23 May 2024

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