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Remarks are in reply to the report of George Gabriel Stokes [RR/5/106]. Counters apparent claims made in the paper. Does not have a copy of the paper to hand to check the exact wording used. Clarifies the intended use of the phrase 'coefficient of reflexion' [sic]. Refers to work by Jules Jamin, to which the current paper is compared. Refers to work by Augustin-Louis Cauchy. Apologises for not providing fuller reference to the work of Jules Jamin, but assumed that those interested in the subject would be fully familiar with his experiments. Provides a table of evidence for appending to the final table in the paper.

Subject: Physics and Chemistry

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1863]

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RR/5/105
Earliest possible date
1862
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Letter on paper
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8 pages
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Manuscript

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George Gabriel Stokes

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George Gabriel Stokes, Report by Samuel Haughton, on his paper 'On the reflexion of polarized light from polished surfaces, transparent and metallic', 1862, RR/5/105, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_5_105/report-by-samuel-haughton-on-his-paper-on-the-reflexion-of-polarized-light-from-polished-surfaces-transparent-and-metallic, accessed on 18 April 2024

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