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Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'Algebraical researches, containing a disquisition on Newton’s rule for the discovery of imaginary roots, and an allied rule applicable to a particular class of equations, together with a complete invariantive determination of the character of the roots of the general equation of the fifth degree, &c' by James Joseph Sylvester

Reference number: RR/5/269

Date: 02 October 1864

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Recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. Considers the manuscript to be of poor quality, the writing is nearly illegible, and makes the work of reviewing the paper very difficult.

Subject: Mathematics

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1864]

Reference number
RR/5/269
Earliest possible date
02 October 1864
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Letter on paper
Page extent
4 pages
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Manuscript

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Arthur Cayley

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Arthur Cayley, Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'Algebraical researches, containing a disquisition on Newton’s rule for the discovery of imaginary roots, and an allied rule applicable to a particular class of equations, together with a complete invariantive determination of the character of the roots of the general equation of the fifth degree, &c' by James Joseph Sylvester, 02 October 1864, RR/5/269, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_5_269/referees-report-by-arthur-cayley-on-a-paper-algebraical-researches-containing-a-disquisition-on-newtons-rule-for-the-discovery-of-imaginary-roots-and-an-allied-rule-applicable-to-a-particular-class-of-equations-together-with-a-complete-invariantive-determination-of-the-character-of-the-roots-of-the-general-equation-of-the-fifth-degree-c-by-james-joseph-sylvester, accessed on 20 July 2024

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