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Letter from Jonathan Frederick Pollock, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'On Fermat's theorem of the polygonal numbers. —Second communication' by Jonathan Frederick Pollock

Reference number: RR/5/195

Date: 17 January 1863

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Has received the communication suggesting he apply to the Council to withdraw the paper. Does ot desire presenting the paper as proof of Fermat's Theorem now as he did on the first presentation. No longer has a copy of the paper. Could possibly make it shorter and clearer. Notes that he is busy for at least a month and will not be able to modify the paper before that. Looks forward to the decision of the Council.

Subject: Mathematics

[Published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, 1863]

Reference number
RR/5/195
Earliest possible date
17 January 1863
Physical description
Letter on paper
Page extent
4 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Letter from Jonathan Frederick Pollock, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'On Fermat's theorem of the polygonal numbers. —Second communication' by Jonathan Frederick Pollock, 17 January 1863, RR/5/195, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_5_195/letter-from-jonathan-frederick-pollock-to-george-gabriel-stokes-regarding-a-paper-on-fermats-theorem-of-the-polygonal-numbers-second-communication-by-jonathan-frederick-pollock, accessed on 21 April 2024

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