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Gregory, James, 1638-1675 (professor of mathematics, University of Edinburgh)


Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Lectures by David Gregory

 Fonds — Volume: Dc.6.12
Identifier: Coll-1608
Scope and Contents Volume consists of teaching material originally produced by David Gregory, here transcribed with numerous drawings by Francis Pringle in Oxford in 1694-1695 and George Wood in St Andrews 1705. The volume's index is in Gregory's hand. The lectures, all by Gregory, are the Institutiones Astronomiae, the Oxford address on professional education he called De Ratione Studii Mathematici Consilium, the Lectiones Opticae, Trigonometria Planorum Angulorum, Geometria Practica, Geometriae de Motu, and the...
Dates: c1694-c1705

Mr Whistons mistakes in his new theory, 3 April 1698

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [45]
Scope and Contents A short critique of William Whiston's A New Theory of the Earth, from its Original to the Consummation of all Things, (1696) , intended to damn Cartesian astronomy and advance corollaries to Newtonian thought instead. He affirmed the truth of the flood narrative in Genesis, ascribing the deluge to the impact of a comet. Whiston had been converted to Newtonianism by a paper of David Gregory. At the foot of this document is an unrelated note, dated 6 Sept. 1708, to the...
Dates: 3 April 1698

Papers of David Gregory

Identifier: Coll-33
Scope and Contents The papers of David Gregory consist of: bound manuscripts of mathematical and personal papers by both David Gregory and James Gregory bound manuscripts Lectiones Mechanicae Sive Geometria de Motu parts 1-4 (1689-1690) bound manuscripts of treatises on mathematics and astronomy (1683-1694) bound manuscripts Notae in...
Dates: 1652-1706

Supplementum Opticam Promotam, 1663-1675

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [15]
Scope and Contents A supplement, in James Gregorie's hand, to his own "Optica Promota", which had appeared in 1663. He critiques Kepler's use of secants to measure refraction.
Dates: 1663-1675