Referee report by G. B. Airy on 'Of Such Ellipsoids Consisting of Homogeneous Matter as are Capable of Having the Resultant of the Attraction of the Mass upon a Particle in the Surface, and a Centrifugal Force Caused by Revolving about One of the Axes, Made Perpendicular to the Surface' by J. Ivory

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                                as a commentary upon an original memoir, and an investigation 
of deduction in every point of view subordinate to the original 
theorem. These deductions however are of a character so interesting 
and are managed with so much skill that there can be no 
hesitation in recommending that the paper be printed.
I have mentioned a part of the paper which I consider 
redundant: I may now mention another which is 
deficient, or rather a <s>part<\s> point, mentioned by Mr. Ivory,
of which the investigation would add much to the completeness 
and general value of the paper, and would probably be 
accomplished without great difficulty: I mean the 
permanence of equilibrium of a spheroid with three 
unequal axes. I know not however how far it may 
be the practice of the Council of the Royal Society to 
make representations to the authors of papers regarding 
the addition or the removal of particular parts.
I am, Sir 
Your very faithful servant 
G B Airy 

                            
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Author
James Ivory
Reference
RR/1/120
Series
RR
Date
1838
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Referee report by G. B. Airy on 'Of Such Ellipsoids Consisting of Homogeneous Matter as are Capable of Having the Resultant of the Attraction of the Mass upon a Particle in the Surface, and a Centrifugal Force Caused by Revolving about One of the Axes, Made Perpendicular to the Surface' by J. Ivory, 1838. From The Royal Society, RR/1/120

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