Reference numberRR/16/27
TitleReferee's report by Augustus Edward Hough Love, on a paper 'The longitudinal stability of aerial gliders' by George Hartley Bryan and W E Williams
Date10 July 1903
DescriptionSectional Committee: Physics and Chemistry

Recommended for publication in Philosophical Transactions. The ideas are novel and the results certainly an advance in knowledge. The paper would admit of condensation to the size of a Proceedings' paper. Regarding modification he thinks the paper too diffuse and provides examples of this padding. There are many opportunities for condensation. A little expansion of section five, page 28-32, is desirable if it is possible to show how instability sets in when the conditions of stability are not satisfied. The figures ought to be reproduced. In general he thinks the mathematical conclusion reached seems to have a good deal of interest and may prove to be very important in the development of flying machines. For this reason he thinks the Philosophical Transactions might be a more appropriate medium of publication than 'Proceedings, though its length, especially if condensed, would point to the latter.

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

Endorsed on verso as received 13 July 1903.
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type A)
Digital imagesView item on Science in the Making
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1904.0017 Vol.73 1904
Related records in the catalogueRR/16/26
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7994Love; Augustus Edward Hough (1863 - 1940)1863 - 1940
NA1659Bryan; George Hartley (1864 - 1928)1864 - 1928
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView


    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →


    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView