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    American Journal of Mathematics, vol. xvi. 3. (Baltimore: July 1894.)—A class of uniform transcendental functions, by Dr. T. Craig (pp. 207–220), gives another mode of forming a certain transcendental function first introduced by M. Picard (Comptes Rendus, 1878), and which does not seem to have been subsequently discussed. M. G. Humbert (pp. 221–253), writing “Sur les surfaces de Kummerelliptiques,” after mentioning that Cayley's tetrahedroid is a particular case of a Kummer surface with six double points, applies himself to the problem of determining whether any other of these surfaces possess similar properties.—Mr. Basset contributes a memoir on the deformation of thin elastic plates and shells (pp. 254–290). The origin of the investigation appears to be the dissatisfaction Mr. Basset has felt with Mr. Love's treatment of the theories of thin plates, shell, and wires in the second volume of his book on “Elasticity.”

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