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Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society


THE present volume of the London Mathematical Society's Proceedings is the fifty-fifth issued since the foundation of the society and the twentieth in the present (large octavo) series. Like the preceding volumes issued by the society, it consists mainly of papers which embody original investigations on various mathematical subjects. Many of the papers, of which there are nearly forty, will appeal only to a limited class of reader. In mathematics, even more than in other sciences, the results of new investigations are apt to appear abstruse to the lay mind. The solution of a cubic equation, the Newtonian theory of gravitation, even the elementary applications of the calculus, fundamental and well known as they are now, were not familiar to the world, or even to the general run of university students, for many years after their discovery. By providing facilities for the publication of these specialised researches the London Mathematical Society has earned the deep obligation of the English mathematical world. Practically all the society's income is expended in producing its Proceedings, and, in view of the increased cost of printing, a large membership is essential to provide adequate funds. Inasmuch as every man is a debtor to his profession, every English mathematician should help to further the work of she society by becoming a member.

Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society.

Second Series. Vol. 20. Pp. liv + 502. (London: F. Hodgson, 1922.) n.p.

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