Reference numberRR/16/195
TitleReferee's report by John Ambrose Fleming, on a paper 'Two-dimensional problems in magnetic induction, with special reference to flux distribution in toothed-core armatures' by Henry Selby Hele-Shaw, Alfred Hay and P H Powell
DateMarch 1904
DescriptionSectional Committee: Physics and Chemistry

Recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. If published in the 'Transactions' it should be published in full but there are a very large number of diagrams and photographs and it appears to Fleming that these may be reduced in number with the author deciding which are the most important. The practical conclusions to be drawn from the experiments in the first part of the paper should be set out more clearly. The paper contains valuable matter and an elegant application of hydrodynamical experiments to dynamo theory but the practical conclusions for the guidance of dynamo builders should be set out at the end more concisely and clearly so as to make the results useful in controlling practice.

Report endorsed as received 10 March 1904.

Appended is a letter from Fleming to Joseph Larmor, addressed from the Pender Electrical Laboratory, University College, Gower Street, London and dated 11 March 1904. As a postscript to his referee's report he would like to say that although there is valuable material in the paper, the principal conclusions are not set forth with sufficient particularity. As the paper is not one to which a short abstract would perhaps do justice he gives it the benefit of the doubt in recommending it for the 'Transactions'. He is fully aware of the desirability of restricting publication in the 'Transactions' to papers involving real novelty of subject or treatment. If any doubt is felt by others as to the papers suitability for the 'Transactions' he would not object to it being condensed to say twelve pages and appearing in the 'Proceedings'.

Letter endorsed as received 12 March 1904.

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NA7145Fleming; Sir; John Ambrose (1849 - 1945); electrical engineer1849 - 1945
NA1726Hele-Shaw; Henry Selby (1854 - 1941)1854 - 1941
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