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Reference numberRR/5/213
LevelItem
TitleReferee's report by George Biddell Airy, on a paper 'On the exact form of waves near the surface of deep water' by William John Macquorn Rankine
Date30 March 1863
DescriptionRecommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. Returns the manuscript to Walter White. The main investigation appears mathematically sound, 'a very pretty piece of geometry'. The second investigation is less satisfactory, but is glad to see such a difficult subject attempted. The investigation is more of a variation on established methods, rather than a new method which could be applied to practical problems.

Subject: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1863]
Extent6p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1863.0006 Vol.153 1863
Related records in the catalogueRR/5/212
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8035Airy; Sir; George Biddell (1801 - 1892); astronomer and Mathematician1801 - 1892
NA1846Rankine; William John Macquorn (1820 - 1872)1820 - 1872
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