Reference numberRR/16/151
TitleReferee's report by Charles Vernon Boys, on a paper 'On the compressibility of solids' by John Young Buchanan
Date9 March 1904
DescriptionSectional Committee: not stated [Physics and Chemistry]

Recommended for publication in Philosophical Transactions, with difficulty as it stands, as it is unduly long and discursive, more especially in the manuscript part at the end. As further results are promised, he thinks it would be much better if Buchanan could be induced to publish all the results together and in every case to have the specimens tested for youngs modulus and rigidity by tension. Provides an example of unnecessary length. He does not think the Society should be asked to print full detail tables of every metal. One for one metal to show the method and accuracy attainable, and one giving the ultimate results for all the metals examined should be enough for practical purposes.

[Published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society, 1904].

Endorsed on recto as received 10 March 1904.
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1904.0044 Vol.73 1904
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8138Boys; Sir; Charles Vernon (1855 - 1944)1855 - 1944
NA7128Buchanan; John Young (1844 - 1925)1844 - 1925
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