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Recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. Considers the conclusions and theory to be sound, and a good basis for further researches. The mathematical section has been made 'too difficult by the equations written down, and by the mode of treatment adopted'. Gives a thorough mathematical discussion of the problem. If the author wishes not to improve this section and instead print is as-is, the paper is still recommended for publication. Will send a graphical construction the next day.

Subject: Geology, Physics

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1877]

Reference number
RR/8/14
Earliest possible date
07 March 1877
Physical description
Letter on paper
Page extent
17 pages
Format
Manuscript

Creator name

William Thomson

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William Thomson, Referee's report by William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, on a paper 'On the influence of geological changes on the earth's axis of rotation' by George Howard Darwin, 07 March 1877, RR/8/14, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_8_14/referees-report-by-william-thomson-1st-baron-kelvin-on-a-paper-on-the-influence-of-geological-changes-on-the-earths-axis-of-rotation-by-george-howard-darwin, accessed on 25 May 2024

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