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Physics

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 64 Collections and/or Records:

De Antlia Pneumatica ..., 1681

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [9]
Scope and Contents Notes from a trip to London in May and early June of 1681. Gregory saw Boyle's pneumatic pump (an 'antlia' is a siphon) and a method of making 'leaves' with molten glass and water. One Mr Lamb discussed copper engraving with him. He saw Newton's reflecting telescope in Gresham College.
Dates: 1681

De gyratione Globorum de collisione mutua Probl: Halleianum 3, c January 1695

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Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [7]
Scope and Contents Treatment of Sir Edmond Halley's method of finding the rotary motions produced in two spheres by an oblique impact. Appears to have been written in a hand other than David Gregory's, [Halley's?] though the title is clearly in his.
Dates: c January 1695

De resolutione equationum cubicarum, 1684-1696

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [20]
Scope and Contents Notes on a universal theorem on the forces on inclined planes, possibly part of his notes on Huygen's Horologium Oscillatorium, now lost.
Dates: 1684-1696

Descriptio Machinae ad Planetarum Motuu exhibendum ... in obsero: Paris, 1680

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [165]
Scope and Contents Diagrams and explanations of things Gregory saw in Paris in December of 1680: a pendulum of the sort used in Huygens' famous horologium, an enormous quadrant, and the moving planetary model of one Dr Romer. This was probably the Danish astromechanic Ole Roemer (1644-1710).
Dates: 1680

Dr Gregorys solution of the same, s.d.

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [95]
Scope and Contents Gregory's solution to the specific gravity problem in item C 94.
Dates: s.d.

Dr Oliphants Solution of Mr Boyles Probl: about the specifick Gravity of bodys, s.d.

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [94]
Scope and Contents A basic problem in physics. The hand may not be Gregory's. ' Dr Oliphant' may be Charles Oliphant, disputant in a furore over an anonymous tract lampooning Archibald Pitcairne in 1695, or perhaps David Oliphant, librarian to Glasgow University 1691-1671. Item 94 in Quarto A happens to be titled, 'Memoranda pro Arch Pitcarnio et C. Oliphant'. See also unlabelled page between C 100 and C 102 (which is not C 101--that being out of sequence, glued to the back of C 97).
Dates: s.d.

Dubitationes de Actu 1692, 1692-1694

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [80]
Scope and Contents A page of what appears to be Gregory's thoughts on the legality of his interrogation pursuant to (possibly) the 1690 Act for the Visitation of Universities. On the reverse is a 1694 jotting on pitches and chords in pipes of particular dimensions.
Dates: 1692-1694

Edinburgh Museum of Science and Art Syllabus of Lectures, 1867-1868

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Identifier: Coll-74/8/1
Scope and Contents Syllabus for a series of lectures given by 5 scientists at the Edinburgh Museum of Science and Art during 1867-1868. They were: Sir Lyon Playfair (Chemistry), George James Allman (Natural History), Sir Archibald Geikie (Geology), Edward Sang (Natural Philosophy), and John Hutton Balfour (Botany).
Dates: 1867-1868

Expense list and reading notes, 1694

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio E [061]
Scope and Contents General notes in planetary physics, in Gregory's hand, with a month's expenses list, probably not in his hand.
Dates: 1694

Experimentum de magnete percussio ..., 17 February 1695

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Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [86]
Scope and Contents A paragraph about what happens when a magnet is struck, on the reverse of item 85.
Dates: 17 February 1695