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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                                Royal Observatory Greenwich 1838 Feb 10
Sir
I have read Mr. Ivory’s paper “Of such
Ellipsoids consisting of homogeneous matter as are 
capable &c”, and beg to report as follows.
The object of the paper is, to investigate some 
of the most interesting results deducible from the 
theoretical discovery of Mr. Jacobi, “that under 
certain conditions ellipsoids of three unequal axes 
may, with a certain velocity of rotation, satisfy the 
equations 
conditions of equilibrium “. I beg to state in the first 
place that my only acquaintance with Mr. Jacobi’s 
theorem is from M. Liouville’s investigations at the 
termination of the 23d Cahier of the Journal de 
l’Ecole Polytechnique. My report therefore must be 
understood as being, for the most part, a comparison 
of Mr. Ivory’s paper with M. Liouville’s  investigation.
For convenience I shall advert to the different sections of 
the paper in their order.
In the first section, the  enunciation of the problem 
is given, in a form amounting to this: “To find the relation 
S. H. Christie Esqre 
Sec. R. Society 
Or order 
Mr Airy’s Report 
on Mr Ivory’s Paper 
10th Febry 1838. Rec’d 13 Febry 
                            
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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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