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Reference numberRR/8/188
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TitleReferee's report by James Clerk Maxwell, on a paper 'On certain dimensional properties of matter in the gaseous state. - Part I. Experimental researches on thermal transpiration of gases through porous plates and on the laws of transpiration and impulsion, including an experimental proof that gas is not a continuous plenum. - Part II. On an extension of the dynamical theory of gas, which includes the stresses, tangential and normal, caused by a varying condition of gas, and affords an explanation of the phenomena of transpiration and impulsion' by Osborne Reynolds
Date28 March 1879
DescriptionRecommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. Finds it harder to report on the mathematical second part than the first part. Refers to work of William Crookes, Thomas Graham, M M Kundt and Emil Warburg. The observations are a new discovery. Suggests repeating the experiments whilst testing the temperature of the plates. Suggests the mathematical part should be revised. The theorum should be explained with more care, and the mathematical steps explained more clearly.

Subject: Physics and Chemistry

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1879]
Extent12p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1879.0078 Vol.170 1879
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Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8259Maxwell; James Clerk (1831 - 1879); Physicist1831 - 1879
NA6993Reynolds; Osborne (1842 - 1912)1842 - 1912
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