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Descartes, Rene, 1596-1650 (French mathematician)


Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Notata in D: de Witt Loca plana et solida, 1696

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [2]
Scope and Contents 12 pages of commentary on De Witt's notes in Schooten's 1659 edition of Descarted. The last page appears to have been bound out of sequence; part of this document was inadvertently misnumbered by Gregory as item 3.
Dates: 1696

Oratio de Mundi systemate contra Cartesiones, 1690

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [189]
Scope and Contents Graduation speech, in Gregory's hand, of one John Falconer. This young man may have been related to the Falconer who secured Lord Tarbat's interest for Gregory over the dreaded Visitation.
Dates: 1690

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

Refer: ad Geom: Cartesianam, 1680

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [148]
Scope and Contents Thoughts on Descartes, written up in Rotterdam.
Dates: 1680