Reference numberRR/7/356
TitleReferee's report by James Clerk Maxwell, on a paper 'On the forms of equipotential curves and surfaces and on lines of flow' by W G Adams
DescriptionNot recommended for publication in Philosophical Transactions, although it could be placed in the Proceedings instead (after editing). The paper shouldn't be published in it's current form as 'no indication is given in the paper that anything of the kind has ever been done before, so that the reader cannot tell whether the investigations are presented to the Society as an improvement on what has been hithero done'.

Subject: Mathematics

[Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society, 1875].
Physical descriptionReport on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1875.0001
Related records in the catalogueRR/7/357
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8259Maxwell; James Clerk (1831 - 1879); Physicist1831 - 1879
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