Reference numberRR/47/32
TitleReferee's report by James Hopwood Jeans, on a paper 'Theory of electric charge' by Arthur Stanley Eddington
Date15 April 1932
DescriptionSectional committee: Mathematics

He doesn't feel too favourable about the paper and doesn't undertand the Tensor calculus well enough to give an opinion. It is the author's 'third or fourth shot at this problem', as early ones were erroneous and it 'seems to get more complicated rather than more simple at each successive attempt'. A report from Dirac should be sought. The paper will probably be suitable for publication.

[Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 1932].

Endorsed on verso as received 16 June 1932.
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type D), note on paper and letter on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspa.1932.0168
Related records in the catalogueRR/47/31
Fellows associated with this archive
NA1226Jeans; Sir; James Hopwood (1877 - 1946); physicist and mathematician1877 - 1946
NA8211Eddington; Sir; Arthur Stanley (1882 - 1944); astrophysicist and theoretical physicist1882 - 1944
NA6266Dirac; Paul Adrien Maurice (1902 - 1984)1902 - 1984
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