Reference numberAP/20/16
TitleUnpublished paper, 'Investigation of new series for the rectification of the circle' by James Thomson
DescriptionThomson presents formulae for calculating the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter much more quickly than by existing methods. Marked on back as 'archives' by John George Children.

Subject: Mathematics / Geometry

Received 1 November 1836. Read 24 November 1836. Communicated by Peter Mark Roget.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 3 of Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society] as 'Investigation of new series for the rectification of the circle'.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusClosed
Access conditionsNot available to view, off site for conservation. Please refer to digital surrogate on Science in the Making.
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1830.0267
Related records in the catalogueRR/1/239
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5433Thomson; James (1779 - 1850)1779 - 1850
NA6616Roget; Peter Mark (1779 - 1869); physician and philologist1779 - 1869
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