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Mechanics, Astronomy,, c1780-c1803

Identifier: Coll-204/28

Scope and Contents

Volume contains manuscript notes on general mechanics, and on pulleys and wedges in particular, and wheels and axles. There are subsidiary discussions of things like collision and the mechanics of muscular action. The astronomy notes promised on the book's spine describe how to manage the study of the heavens with big machines. Numerous small diagrams intersperse throughout the book. Some terms appear in Russian.


  • Creation: c1780-c1803


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 Fisher09 May 2002

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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