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Robison, John, 1739-1805 (professor of natural philosophy, University of Edinburgh)

 Person

Found in 51 Collections and/or Records:

Astronomy, c1780-c1803

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Identifier: Coll-204/10
Scope and Contents Notes and sketches on the rudiments of astronomy.

Canals, Sluices, c1780-c1808

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Identifier: Coll-204/22
Scope and Contents Volume contains manuscript notes on hydroengineering.

Corpuscular Forces, c1780-c1803

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Identifier: Coll-204/35
Scope and Contents Volume contains manuscript notes on the notion that physical interaction between bodies is not a matter of Newtonian forces, governed by Keplerian laws, but of the cumulative effect of collisions and other interactions among particles.

Dynamics, c1780-c1803

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Identifier: Coll-204/19
Scope and Contents Volume contains manuscript notes on dynamics. Russian terms intersperse, along with occasional diagrams.

Dynamics, c1780-c1803

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Identifier: Coll-204/21
Scope and Contents Volume contains manuscript notes on dynamics.

Electricity, c1780-c1803

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Identifier: Coll-204/17
Scope and Contents Volume contains manuscript notes on electricity. Special topics include 'animal electricity' and magnetism. There are several minor diagrams.

Electricity, c1780-c1803

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Identifier: Coll-204/36
Scope and Contents Volume contains manuscript notes on electricity. Special topics include conductors, dissipation, 'medical' and 'animal' electricity, and thunder. Of special interest is a long epistolary account of a country house seriously damaged by lightning.

Explanation of Phenomena, c1780-c1803

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Identifier: Coll-204/38
Scope and Contents Volume contains manuscript notes in English and Latin on various known astronomical phenomena.

Explanation of Symbols, c1780-c1803

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Identifier: Coll-204/18
Scope and Contents Volume contains manuscript notes on the symbology of mathematics and engineering, followed by miscellanea on dymanics ('wheel carriages' being a special topic). There are some minor diagrams, and some of the terms are glossed with Russian.

Fluxions, c1780-c1808

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Identifier: Coll-204/20
Scope and Contents Volume contains manuscript notes on the calculus.