Reference numberRR/22/98
TitleReferee's report by James Hopwood Jeans, on a paper 'On electrodynamic theory of magnetism' by T J J See
DateSeptember 1915
DescriptionSectional committee: Physics and chemistry

Not recommended for publication in Philosophical Transactions or Proceedings. Referee claims that the Royal Society could not publish this paper without 'making itself ridiculous'. He also states that 'it is not a scientific research at all, but purely a gratification of the authors vanity and egoism'. The author's experimental outcome is 'more like the ravings of a lunatic than an attempt at serious reasoning'. Also, the style and structure of the paper is like 'those of a schoolboy's essay - a confused outpouring of all the facts of physics that the author knows and a good few many he doesn't know'.

[Not published].

Endorsed on verso as received 25 September 1915.
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type D) and note on paper
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Access statusOpen
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NA1226Jeans; Sir; James Hopwood (1877 - 1946); physicist and mathematician1877 - 1946
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