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Apollonius of Perga, 262-190 BC (Greek mathematician)


Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Corrigenda in Libris Apollonii, December 1705

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio E [060]
Scope and Contents Corrections for Gregory's volume on Apollonius.

D.G. de Apollonii Problemato..., c1690

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio B [21]
Scope and Contents A study from the ancient geometer.

Folio E, c1692-c1708

 Series — Box: Dk.1.2
Identifier: Coll-33/Folio E
Scope and Contents The constitution of the Folio E papers of David Gregory follows: The documents' order is random, but the collection has several foci. One is David Gregory the academic's need for books. Numerous shopping lists for titles abroad reflect this, (one of which also includes a requirement for tea), as do inventories of other people's libraries nearer to home. Another focus in the collection is Gregory's public role...

Fragments of print translation of Apollonius by Halley, 1706

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio E [98]
Scope and Contents 5 unconnected pages from Halley's published translation of Apollonius, dedicated to Henry Aldrich, whose grant had funded the project.

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...

Some notes about books in the publick Library of Oxon.; Queen M.['s] death; Dr Wallis's eyes; Dr Busby's Algebra, 19 October 1693 - 27 April 1695

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [20]
Scope and Contents Note of some Arabic versions of Apollonius' "Sectio Ratione" in the Bodleian Library, that possess Latin glosses by Edward Bernard, Gregory's predecessor in the Savilian Chair of Astronomy, and one other person. Bernard had wished to publish the works of the ancient mathematicians; this manuscript he found defective and abandoned, unable to translate completely. [His partial translation was copied out by Gregory as B37, and used by Sir Edmund Halley to learn enough Arabic to translate the...

Theorema, May 1708

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio E [058]
Scope and Contents Geometric and historical notes on Apollonius and some of his peers.

Theorema Cyclometricum, not later than 16 April 1708

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [52]
Scope and Contents Notes on cone sections, probably all connected to Gregory's joint project with Sir Edmund Halley to publish Apollonius and Serenus, two ancient geometers, following the success of the great Euclid project. Gregory was busy with his work overseeing the Scottish Mint, and he notes peevishly that the Dean of Christ Church is to "put upon" him particular resources in Apollonius.