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Recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society', only if there is a real advance shown in the process. Wonders if the new process are an advance on existing, simpler ones; suggests asking this question of the author.

Addendum dated 6 July 1863. Has read the author's note [RR/5/255] regarding his earlier question. As the author has more experience in the subject, and has spent longer researching it, the referee is inclined to defer to the author's opinion on the matter. Recommends the paper for publication in the Philosophical Transactions.

Subject: Mathematics

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

Reference number
RR/5/251
Earliest possible date
22 June 1863
Physical description
Letter on paper
Page extent
4 pages
Format
Manuscript

Creator name

William Fishburn Donkin

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William Fishburn Donkin, Referee's report by William Fishburn Donkin, on a paper 'On the equations of rotation of a solid body about a fixed point' by William Spottiswoode, 22 June 1863, RR/5/251, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_5_251/referees-report-by-william-fishburn-donkin-on-a-paper-on-the-equations-of-rotation-of-a-solid-body-about-a-fixed-point-by-william-spottiswoode, accessed on 18 April 2024

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