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Pneumatics, Gunpowder, c1780-c1802

Identifier: Coll-204/8

Scope and Contents

Notes, in English and occasional Russian, on the physics of air, principally pressure differentials and sound propagation. Topics include a lengthy discussion of the function and gross anatomy of the ear, barometrical measurement of height; published chart of comparative altitudes of famous mountain peaks, and the overall constitution of the atmosphere. The second half of the volume covers ballistics, mostly: diagrams, calculations, and records of artillery trials. A short, unrelated section at the end includes a piece on undulation of elastic fluids.


  • Creation: c1780-c1802


Language of Materials

English Russian

Physical Description

1 bound volume


From the Fonds: 40 Volumes

Physical Location


Physical Description

1 bound volume

Archivist's Note

Duncan Fisher07 May 2002

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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