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Reference numberRR/6/17
LevelItem
TitleReferee's report by James Clerk Maxwell, on three papers 'On the resistance of the air to the motion of elongated projectiles having variously formed heads' by Francis Bashforth, 'On the resistance of the air to rifled projectiles' by J A Longridge and 'On the law of the resistance of the air to rifled projectiles' by Charles Watkins Merrifield
Date19 May 1868
DescriptionFrancis Bashforth paper
Recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. Refers to ballistic pendulum of Benjamin Robins. Some of the work has already been published in the Proceedings of the Royal Artillery Institution.

Subject: Mathematics

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society]

J A Longridge paper
No clear statement regarding publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. Refers to work published in the Report of the Special Armstrong and Whitworth Committee.

Subject: Mathematics

[Published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London']

Charles Watkins Merrifield paper
Recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. Refers to Lee-Metford rifle. The results are not as 'complete as might be wished', but the scale and consistency adds value.

Subject: Mathematics

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society]
Extent6p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1868.0015 Vol.158 1868
DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1867.0053 Vol.16 1868
DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1868.0016 Vol.158 1868
Related records in the catalogueRR/6/16
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8259Maxwell; James Clerk (1831 - 1879); Physicist1831 - 1879
NA729Merrifield; Charles Watkins (1827 - 1884)1827 - 1884
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