Reference numberNLB/61/824
Alternative reference numberNLB/61 p465
TitleCopy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society, to Professor [Alfred North] Whitehead, FRS
Date1 November 1921
DescriptionRefers to Professor [Alfred North] Whitehead's paper, 'The theory of the inertial field'. Explains that both referees agree that his dj2 is identical to [Albert] Einstein's ds2, and ask if the second half of his paper cannot be reduced to a simple statement that his theory leads to the same mathematical equations as Einstein's. Also notes that his justification for arriving at his dj2 has been criticized as unclear, and asks if he might rewrite this in more solid terms.
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NA1226Jeans; Sir; James Hopwood (1877 - 1946); physicist and mathematician1877 - 1946
NA6260Whitehead; Alfred North (1861 - 1947)1861 - 1947
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