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Confirms receipt of James Clerk Maxwell's report [RR/5/6]. Thinks that Maxwell has overlooked some sentences which have influenced his conclusions. Considers each of Maxwell's points in turn. Considers that the paper is 'complete and accurate', but if Maxwell has further remarks, would be happy for these to be printed as an addendum to the published paper.

Subject: Mathematics and Physics

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

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

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Letter from George Biddel Airy, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'On the strains in the Interior of beams' by George Biddell Airy, 22 February 1863, RR/5/4, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_5_4/letter-from-george-biddel-airy-to-george-gabriel-stokes-regarding-a-paper-on-the-strains-in-the-interior-of-beams-by-george-biddell-airy, accessed on 22 May 2024

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