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Outlines of Mechanical Philosophy (notes taken at lectures given by John Robison)

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Identifier: Coll-1370

Scope and Contents

Heavily annotated Outlines of Mechanical Philosophy with inserts, bearing extensive manual revisions from as late as 1803.

Dates

  • 1780-1803

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Biographical / Historical

John Robison (1739-1805) was Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh from 1774-1805. He lectured on a broad range of scientific subjects including mechanics, hydrodynamics, astronomy, optics, electricity and magnetism, introducing a good deal of mathematical demonstration.

Extent

1 volume

Physical Location

Gen.2012

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession E.77.6 (18 Feb 1977)

Processing Information

Catalogued by Duncan Fisher12 May 2002 for the NAHSTE project

Updated, Grant Buttars 16 May 2012
Title
Outlines of Mechanical Philosophy

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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