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Second 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/5/197

Date: 12 April 1865

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Apologises for not responding sooner, but has put all matters of mathematics from his mind since his 81st birthday. Does not have a copy of the paper, only the preparatory abstract. Refers to Richard Bethell, 1st Baron Westbury. Concurs with the report of the second referee regarding the two expressions [RR/5/189 or RR/5/190]. 'The paper will require to be altered so as to make the reciprocal equality part of the reasoning'.

Subject: Mathematics

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

Reference number
RR/5/197
Earliest possible date
12 April 1865
Physical description
Letter on paper
Page extent
4 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Second 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, 12 April 1865, RR/5/197, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_5_197/second-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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