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Reference numberRR/16/50
LevelItem
TitleReferee's report by George Ballard Mathews, on a paper 'Skew refraction through a lens; and on the hollow-pencil given by an annulus of a very obliquely placed lens' by Joseph David Everett
Datend [c January 1903]
DescriptionSectional Committee: Mathematics

Not recommended for publication in Philosophical Transactions. Though the paper is clear and interesting it seems merely a special problem in geometrical optics, worked out in detail, and does not make any important addition to scientific knowledge. Besides this, it is in part very diffuse, especially in the extent of the tables and the descriptions of the figures which to a great extent speak for themselves. As the figures will probably appear in the Proceedings it may be pointed out that the last figure in plate two conveys the erroneous impression that it is terminated by a 'salient point' but this cannot be the case and if given on a larger scale would show rapidly changing but continuous curvature.

[Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society, 1902].

Endorsed on verso as received 26 January 1903.
Extent2p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type A)
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1902.0135 Vol.71 1902
Related records in the catalogueRR/16/49
RR/16/51
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA170Mathews; George Ballard (1861 - 1922)1861 - 1922
NA6488Everett; Joseph David (1831 - 1904)1831 - 1904
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