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Reference numberRR/8/99
LevelItem
TitleReferee's report by Robert Bellamy Clifton, on a paper 'Measurements of electrical constants. No. II. On the specific inductive capacities of certain dielectrics. Part I' by J E H Gordon
Date19 July 1878
DescriptionNot recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. 'I feel very badly qualified to criticise any electrical work done under the direction of Professor Clerk Maxwell [James Clerk Maxwell] and I consequently undertake with fear and trembling to report on Mr Gordon's [J E H Gordon] paper'. The apparatus and formulae have been suggested by James Clerk Maxwell. Makes criticism of the choice of apparatus. Undertook similar experiments in the past and found some difficulties, which resulted in a lack of confident results which were not published. Suggests an alternate formula. If his alternate formula is correct, suggests the author withdraw the paper, and correct it with new formulae.

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.1879.0072 Vol.170 1879
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CodeNameDates
NA8042Clifton; Robert Bellamy (1836 - 1921)1836 - 1921
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