Reference numberRR/8/219
TitleLetter from George Howard Darwin, to William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, regarding a paper 'On the secular changes in the elements of the orbit of a satellite revolving about a tidally distorted planet' by Thomas Edward Thorpe
Date27 June 1880
DescriptionThe passage in his manuscript is 'perfectly correct'. Suggests a clarification for the passage. The note is essentially contaied in the existing analysis, and the paper is already of great length. Asks for recommendation of what to do next.

Extract of letter from William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, dated 14 July 1880: Suggests including the additional note, as it aids clarity.

Subject: Physics and Chemistry, Mathematics

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1880]
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1880.0020 Vol.171 1880
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8198Darwin; Sir; George Howard (1845 - 1912)1845 - 1912
NA8289Thomson; William (1824 - 1907); Baron Kelvin of Largs; physicist1824 - 1907
NA7855Thorpe; Sir; Thomas Edward (1845 - 1925); chemist1845 - 1925
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