Reference numberMS/603/1/81
TitleLetter from [Randal Mowbray Thomas Rawdon Berkeley, 8th Earl of] Berkeley, Foxcombe, near Oxford, to [Joseph] Larmor
CreatorBerkeley; Randal Thomas Mowbray Berkeley, 8th Earl of Berkeley (1865-1942); British physical chemist and landowner
Date13 December 1906
DescriptionHe thanks Larmor for the paper, which he returns. He read it with great interest and it gave him a totally new point of view. He will think it over and hopes Larmor will publish it. He forwards a revised version of his own paper which he proposes to send to the Philosophical Magazine. He asks Larmor to read it to make sure that he has made no slip in the mathematics or in deductions from equations. He has cut all reference to the gas law analogy, treating the equation as empirical. He is anxious to publish and get it off his mind. The surmise in Larmor's letter is correct, he calculated the constants from the strongest concentration, the lower values being less reliable. He does not understand Larmor's question. The equation represents the volume of water only approximately and the difference is more than experimental errors could account for.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
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NA8124Berkeley; Randal Thomas Mowbray Rawdon (1865 - 1942); 8th Earl Berkeley; physical chemist and landowner1865 - 1942
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