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Young, John, fl1683 (Mathematics chair in Edinburgh University)


Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Commentarius in D.G. Quadrature: in D.P. Probl: de inventoribus, June 1692

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [198]
Scope and Contents Gregory's further commentary on the problem laid out for him (and John Young) in 1688.
Dates: June 1692

Primo designatur..., 1680's

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [196]
Scope and Contents This enormous and varied tranche of material begins as preliminary work, 'Ordo Faciendorum' for the Exercitatio Geometrica, mentioning in particular the work of Canon Sluse, and broadens into a running record of Gregory's thoughts on quadrature, mostly, beginning with a page of 'Desiderata'. Curiosities intervene: a writeup, possibly in the hand of one Robert Morrison, of everything known about the plant substance Nicotine; two more broadsheet cuttings of the mathematical showdown...
Dates: 1680's

Problemata Proposita J. Young a D. Pitcairne, 1683-1687

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [187]
Scope and Contents Broadsheet excerpts of the problem and condemnation in the joust between Archibald Pitcairne and John Young, which lost the latter his mathematics chair at Edinburgh. There follows a rumination, perhaps in Pitcairne's hand or perhaps Gregory's, on scientific education.
Dates: 1683-1687