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


Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:

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

The affair betwixt Abbe Galleie Dr Barrow and Mr Gregory, October 1694

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [74]
Scope and Contents The case for absolving Barrow and James Gregory from the charges of plagiarism levelled in the French Memoirs de Mathematique et de Physique in April 1693. This contains a transmittal letter in English, addressed to Sir Robert Southwell, President of the Royal Society.
Dates: October 1694

Trigonometriae 5 Canones, et de Tabl: Logarithm:, before 1675

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [186]
Scope and Contents Trigonometric rules and series, generally derived by a Taylor expansion.
Dates: before 1675

Varia, c1670

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio D [Varia]
Scope and Contents A folded sheet of calculations concerning a diagram of triangles in a circle, the place of this document on the index to Folio D is not clear. It bears only the legend "Varia ex Jac: Greg:" on its outside surface.
Dates: c1670