Reference numberRR/3/2
TitleReferee's report by Humphrey Lloyd, on a paper 'Discussion of the observed deviations of the compass in several ships, wood-built and iron-built: with a general table for facilitating the examination of compass-deviations' by George Biddell Airy
Date16 July 1855
DescriptionReferee describes paper as being 'a very interesting analysis of the laws of the phenomena of compass deviation'. The paper is 'responsive as an equal to that of the same author, published in Philosophical Transactions 1939'. [doi:10.1098/rstl.1839.0014]

Referee does not consider themselves suitable to offer an opinion due to having 'not read any of the other investigations dealing with the same problem'.

Subject: Mathematics

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions, 1856]
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1856.0007
Related records in the cataloguePT.52.4
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8252Lloyd; Humphrey (1800 - 1881)1800 - 1881
NA8035Airy; Sir; George Biddell (1801 - 1892); astronomer and mathematician1801 - 1892
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