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Not recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. If the proposed second part, as indicated in the title, makes a clear case for induced currents in gases, then would have no hesitation in recommending the paper for publication in the Philosophical Transactions. However, the current paper is all that is at hand, and from which opinions must be drawn. Refers to work by Michael Faraday. Publication depends upon the author's success in the proposed experimental subject. This paper should be published with one containing the experimental results, even if that means postponing publication of this first part. The paper is not of sufficient importance to be published on it's own. The paper is sufficiently covered by the abstract already published in the Proceedings, the only omission being the measurements in section six.

Subject: Physics and Chemistry

[Published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London', 1878]

Reference number
RR/8/19
Earliest possible date
16 October 1877
Physical description
Letter on paper
Page extent
5 pages
Format
Manuscript

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George Carey Foster

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George Carey Foster, Referee's report by James Clerk Maxwell, on a paper 'On magneto-electric induction in liquids and gases.—Part I. production of induced currents in electrolytes' by John Ambrose Fleming, 16 October 1877, RR/8/19, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_8_19/referees-report-by-james-clerk-maxwell-on-a-paper-on-magneto-electric-induction-in-liquids-and-gasespart-i-production-of-induced-currents-in-electrolytes-by-john-ambrose-fleming, accessed on 24 May 2024

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