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Reference numberRR/5/199
LevelItem
TitleSecond referee's report by Henry John Stephen Smith, on a paper 'On Fermat's theorem of the polygonal numbers. —Second communication' by Jonathan Frederick Pollock
Date31 May [1863]
DescriptionNot recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. Cannot add any further comments to his previous report, and concurs with the ote by Arthur Cayley on 11 April [RR/5/200]. The remarks of the second referee [RR/5/189 or RR/5/190] do not take reciprocity into account. Finds the notes on 10 and 12 April by the author to weaken his case. In a private postscript, suggests it would be best if the author withdraw his paper, or if not, to publish with modifications. Another mathematician has published an attempted proof in the Berlin Academy publications. Refers to work by Joseph-Louis Lagrange.

Subject: Mathematics

[Published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London', 1863]
Extent8p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1862.0046 Vol.12 1863
Related records in the catalogueRR/5/189
RR/5/190
RR/5/195
RR/5/197
RR/5/198
RR/5/200
RR/5/201
RR/5/202
RR/5/203
RR/5/204
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA6491Smith; Henry John Stephen (1826 - 1883)1826 - 1883
NA6836Pollock; Sir; Jonathan Frederick (1783 - 1870)1783 - 1870
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