Reference numberRR/16/55
TitleReferee's report by Edwin Bailey Elliott, on a paper 'The differential invariants of a surface, and their geometric significance' by Andrew Russell Forsyth
Date12 March 1903
DescriptionSectional Committee: Mathematics

Recommended for publication in Philosophical Transactions. Elliott understands that his opinion is especially desired on the extent of publication (in full or in part) and whether modifications are desirable. He thinks the author could re-write the paper without seriously marring it, in such a way that it would print on six to eight fewer pages. The author may for instance have stated his main argument as to replace some of it by quotation from Zorowski and he may have saved space by omitting the description of methods. Thinks it would be unreasonable to impose on an author a condensation which would be no improvement, and a style of presentation unnatural to himself, unless the principle had to be adopted that economical reasons require papers published in Philosophical Transactions to contain only 'bald essentials'.

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions A, 1903].

Endorsed on verso as received 12 March 1903.
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type A)
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rsta.1903.0019 Vol.201 1903
Related records in the catalogueRR/16/52
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6837Forsyth; Andrew Russell (1858 - 1942); mathematician1858 - 1942
NA7138Elliott; Edwin Bailey (1851 - 1937)1851 - 1937
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