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Not recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. The paper has two parts, is no apparent connection between them. Refers to work by George Boole. Suggests the paper be printed in the Proceedings. Considers the work fragmentary and disconnected, but might in time coalesce into a comprehensive theory.

Subject: Mathematics

[Published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London', 1864]

Reference number
RR/5/226
Earliest possible date
22 June 1864
Physical description
Letter on paper
Page extent
8 pages
Format
Manuscript

Creator name

Henry John Stephen Smith

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Henry John Stephen Smith, Referee's report by Henry John Stephen Smith, on a paper 'On the calculus of symbols.— Fifth memoir. With applications to linear partial differential equations, and the calculus of functions' by William Henry Leighton Russell, 22 June 1864, RR/5/226, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_5_226/referees-report-by-henry-john-stephen-smith-on-a-paper-on-the-calculus-of-symbols-fifth-memoir-with-applications-to-linear-partial-differential-equations-and-the-calculus-of-functions-by-william-henry-leighton-russell, accessed on 24 May 2024

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