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


Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:

Jac: Gregorii Methodus Depomendi aequationem. Cont: 4. fol., s.d.

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [146]
Scope and Contents Gregory's writeup of two of his uncle's notions in algebra.
Dates: s.d.

Jac: Gregorius De Maximis et Minimis, c1660-1675

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [150]
Scope and Contents Thoughts on graphing certain functions, proceeding from earlier notes on Hudde. These are in the form of a letter (without address or name).
Dates: c1660-1675

Jacobi Gregoryii Oratio in Collegio S. Salvatoris Academae St. Andreaniae, s.d.

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [87]
Scope and Contents An address to St Andrews scholars on scientific method.
Dates: s.d.

J:G de cogitatione, before 1675

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [178]
Scope and Contents Thoughts on thought itself. Probably unrelated doodling on the reverse.
Dates: before 1675

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

Notes on priority, 1707

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio E [038]
Scope and Contents This small slip bears what appears to be ammunition in Gregory's defence of his uncle James Gregorie against old charges of plagiarism. The confusing reference to "Actis Phil. Septemb. & Decemb. 1797" is a slip of the pen. The material appeared in the Acta of 1707.
Dates: 1707

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

Probl: Cartesii de Quadrato a J.G., 24 December 1670

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [136]
Scope and Contents Two pages of correspondence from James Gregory to John Collins.
Dates: 24 December 1670

Quarto A, c1680-c1708

 Series — Box: Dk.1.2
Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A
Scope and Contents The papers of David Gregory in Quarto A consist of: 107 manuscript papers and an index, relating to: theoretical physics, including optics, especially treatises on refraction and colour, on mechanics, specifically on velocity, gravitation, centrifugal and centripetal force, and the movement of solids through fluid, and an occasional thought on magnetic attraction. Applied physics, considering ships, tides, and...
Dates: c1680-c1708