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Referee's report by George Gabriel Stokes, on a paper 'An account of experiments on the change of the elastic force of a constant volume of atmospheric air, between 32° F. and 212° F., and also on the temperature of the melting-point of mercury' by Balfour Stewart

Reference number: RR/5/260

Date: 20 July 1863

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Recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. Refers to John Tyndall, who returned the paper unexamined. Suggests reducing the size of the plate. If the author adopts the suggestions of William Hallowes Miller [RR/5/258] for further clarifying experiments, these results should be appended to the paper.

Subject: Physics and Chemistry

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

Reference number
RR/5/260
Earliest possible date
20 July 1863
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Letter on paper
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4 pages
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Manuscript

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George Gabriel Stokes

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George Gabriel Stokes, Referee's report by George Gabriel Stokes, on a paper 'An account of experiments on the change of the elastic force of a constant volume of atmospheric air, between 32° F. and 212° F., and also on the temperature of the melting-point of mercury' by Balfour Stewart, 20 July 1863, RR/5/260, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_5_260/referees-report-by-george-gabriel-stokes-on-a-paper-an-account-of-experiments-on-the-change-of-the-elastic-force-of-a-constant-volume-of-atmospheric-air-between-32-f-and-212-f-and-also-on-the-temperature-of-the-melting-point-of-mercury-by-balfour-stewart, accessed on 29 February 2024

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