Reference numberRR/15/252
TitleReferee's report by John Ambrose Fleming, on a paper 'The measurement of magnetic hysteresis' by George Frederick Charles Searle and T G Bedford
DateMay 1901
DescriptionSectional Committee: Physics and Chemistry

In answer Fleming thinks that whilst the paper contains much useful information and painstaking work, it can hardly be said to be a very important contribution to the subject of magnetic hysteresis and if published in Philosophical Transactions, it ought to be compressed. The results hardly justify the papers publication in extenso together with the numerous diagrams. The authors ought to be asked to considerably abbreviate the paper. Some of the theory might be given less fully as the method is hardly likely to come into very general use. The latter part of the paper dealing with the results obtained is the most valuable part. The illustrations to be omitted will depend on the revision of the text.
The method is not likely to be employed commercially and the results obtained, though interesting, do not very much advance their knowledge of the causes of hysteretic loss or the way to diminish it.

[Published in Philosophical Transactions A, 1902].

Endorsed on verso as received 20 May 1901.
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type A)
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rsta.1902.0002
Related records in the catalogueRR/15/251
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7145Fleming; Sir; John Ambrose (1849 - 1945); electrical engineer1849 - 1945
NA1320Searle; George Frederick Charles (1864 - 1954)1864 - 1954
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