Reference numberRR/32/134
TitleReferee's report by Edmund Taylor Whittaker, on a paper 'Laplace's equation and surfaces of revolution' by D M Wrich and John William Nicholson
Date10 February 1925
DescriptionSectional committee: Mathematics

The referee has 'great difficulty' in deciding to recommended for publication or not. He believes the results of the experiment to be correct. The paper could be published in any mathematical journal, yet doesn't appear to be the 'type devised by the R[oyal] S[ociety] for the Proceedings'. One of the co-authors is a Fellow of the Royal Society, so is entitled to have his publication printed in Proceedings. The other author is not a Fellow and without the co-author the paper appears weaker. The author should withdraw the paper and publish it elsewhere.

[Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 1925].

Endorsed on verso as received 12 February 1925.
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type D) and letter on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspa.1925.0060
Fellows associated with this archive
NA2270Whittaker; Sir; Edmund Taylor (1873 - 1956); mathematician1873 - 1956
NA6296Nicholson; John William (1881 - 1955)1881 - 1955
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