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Reference numberRR/7/132
LevelItem
TitleReferee's report by William John Macquorn Rankine and William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, on a paper 'On the unequal distribution of weight and support in ships, and its effects in still water, in waves, and in exceptional positions on shore' by Edward James Reed
Date8 March 1871
DescriptionRecommended for publication in Philosophical Transactions.The calculations and graphic constructions are 'of great value'.

Contains a note from William Thomson (dated 9 May 1871), concurring with Rankine's opinions on the paper. He believes the paper is valuable 'not only to naval architects, but to other scientific men'.

Subject: Engineering

[Published in Philosophical Transactions, 1871].
Extent2p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1871.0017
Related records in the catalogueRR/7/133
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA1846Rankine; William John Macquorn (1820 - 1872)1820 - 1872
NA6456Reed; Sir; Edward James (1830 - 1906)1830 - 1906
NA8289Thomson; William (1824 - 1907); Baron Kelvin of Largs; Physicist1824 - 1907
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