|Title||Referee's report by Samuel Hawksley Burbury, on a paper 'The distribution of molecular energy' by James Hopwood Jeans|
|Date||26 July 1900|
|Description||Sectional committee: Physics and chemistry|
Recommended for publication in Philosophical Transaction' in part only and lists various suggested omissions with page references given to the original manuscript. The figures at the end will not be needed if the paper is to modified according to his suggestions. Jeans makes expressly or by implication all the usual assumptions regarding the law of equal partition. Jeans should thus assume the law. Does not say that Jeans' proofs are not good ones per se, but they add nothing to our knowledge and nothing to the cogency of Bottyman's proofs. Jeans assures that the system is 'unarranged' but makes no use of this as a substantive assumption nor does he explain what he means by it.
[Published in Philosophical Transactions A, 1901].
Endorsed on verso as received 27 July 1900.
|Physical description||Standardised form (type A) and note on paper|
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|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rsta.1901.0008|
|Related records in the catalogue||RR/15/63|
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|NA5868||Burbury; Samuel Hawksley (1831 - 1911)||1831 - 1911|
|NA1226||Jeans; Sir; James Hopwood (1877 - 1946); physicist and mathematician||1877 - 1946|