Reference numberRR/15/275
TitleReferee's report by Joseph John Thomson, on a paper 'The application of the kinetic theory of gases to to electric, magnetic & optical properties of diatomic gases' by George Walker Walker
DateApril 1901
DescriptionSectional Committee: Physics and Chemistry

Not recommended for publication in Philosophical Transactions, as it stands. The author has not paid sufficient attention to the proofs of his fundamental theorems. As practically the whole of the paper consists of applications of these theorems, publication cannot be recommended until reasonably satisfactory proofs are given. As a minor point he notes that Mr Newall did not find that a rarified gas in general became luminous when compressed as the author thinks, it was only when an electric discharge had passed through the gas before compression.

[Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society, 1901].

Endorsed on verso as received 18 April 1901.
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type A)
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1901.0123
Related records in the catalogueRR/15/273
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8288Thomson; Sir; Joseph John (1856 - 1940); physicist1856 - 1940
NA1196Walker; George Walker (1874 - 1921)1874 - 1921
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