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Reference numberRR/1bis/41
LevelItem
TitleReferee's report by George Peacock, on a paper 'Investigation of a new and simple series, by which the ratio of the diameter of a circle to its circumference may easily be computed to any required degree of accuracy' by William Rutherford
Date8 June 1841
DescriptionRecommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society', but not in full. Finds the title inaccurate. The method is not very novel. It is worth putting the formulae on record.

Subject: Mathematics

[Published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London']

Endorsed on verso as received 10 June 1841.
Extent3p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1837.0162 Vol.4 1843
Related records in the catalogueRR/1bis/42
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Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA7093Peacock; George (1791 - 1858)1791 - 1858
NA8090Rutherford; William (1839 - 1899)1839 - 1899
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