Reference numberRR/1bis/42
TitleSecond referee'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
Date10 November 1841
DescriptionRecommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. Finds the problem difficult and impossible.

Thinks the Royal Medal should be given to a paper on pure mathematics. A paper by George Biddell Airy is of the highest claim.

Subject: Mathematics

[Published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London']
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1837.0162 Vol.4 1843
Related records in the catalogueRR/1bis/41
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7093Peacock; George (1791 - 1858)1791 - 1858
NA8090Rutherford; William (1839 - 1899)1839 - 1899
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