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Reference numberRR/6/179
LevelItem
TitleReferee's report by William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, on a paper 'On the dynamical theory of gases' by James Clerk Maxwell
Date13 October 1866
DescriptionRecommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. Hopes that his other letter hasn't caused delay in publication of the paper, as he has recently been on the Great Eastern. Suggests some of the statements regarding molecules should be made clearer. The investigations are important, although suggests the author should warn the readers as regards the conclusion, which the referee considers wrong. Provides a thought experiment regarding air in a tube. Refers to work of Siméon Denis Poisson.

Subject: Physics and Chemistry

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society]
Extent22p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1867.0004 Vol.157 1867
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8289Thomson; William (1824 - 1907); Baron Kelvin of Largs; Physicist1824 - 1907
NA8259Maxwell; James Clerk (1831 - 1879); Physicist1831 - 1879
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