Reference numberRR/8/132
TitleReferee's report by George Gabriel Stokes, on a paper 'On a method of using the balance with great delicacy, and on its employment to determine the mean density of the Earth' by John Henry Poynting
Date30 October 1878
DescriptionNot recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. The results of the method of using the balance show great accuracy, however the results as regards determining the density of the earth is less justified. The experiments are ongoing, with further results and increased accuracy to be expected. Suggests an abstract be submitted for immediate publication in the Proceedings. Suggests keeping the paper on standby, in case the experiments are halted, in which case the whole paper can be published.

Subject: Physics and Chemistry, Applied Sciences

[Published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London', 1879]
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1878.0093 Vol.28 1879
Related records in the catalogueRR/8/131
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8283Stokes; Sir; George Gabriel (1819 - 1903)1819 - 1903
NA7852Poynting; John Henry (1852 - 1914)1852 - 1914
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