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Physics

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

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

De affirmanda parallaxi magni orbis, cogitatum Hugenii, June 1693

 Item
Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [15]
Scope and Contents A transcription of Christiaan Huygen's argument that because stars' observed radii are so insensibly small, the diameter of the earth's orbit relative to the stars' position is also insensible, and thus the parallax measurement, which ought to prove or disprove the Copernican layout of the heavens, is useless.

Folio C, c1680-c1708

 Series — Volume Dc.1.61: Series Coll-33/Folio C
Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C
Scope and Contents The papers of David Gregory consist of: These are mostly handwritten items, bound together as a volume, though with some loose insertions of manuscripts which had strayed, some of them with modern annotations concerning their provenance. Their scope and content is as David Gregory indexed them, save for the missing items, which consist of two dozen papers and letters on general physics and maths, and several...

Index Chartarum in M.S. C. in folio, 1700

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [index]
Scope and Contents An index, in Gregory's hand, to the material he designated as Folio C.

Machinae, Hydrostaticae, et hydraulicae et Barascopium Hugen:, December 1680

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [157]
Scope and Contents Novelties seen and sketched by Gregory in Paris. The hydraulic machine caused a doll to fly inside a bottle.

Quarto A, c1680-c1708

 Series — Box Dk.1.2: Series Coll-33/Quarto A; Series Coll-33/Folio B; Series Coll-33/Folio D; Series Coll-33/Folio E
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...

Tractata cum Hugenio - Hage Com. Maio 1693 (from index), 16 May 1693-18 May 1693

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Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [8]
Scope and Contents Conversation notes pertaining to a meeting with Christiaan Huygens in the Netherlands. Entry for 16 May 1693, following a jotted chapter citation (see note) and a squib about the glass used in microscopes, is an agenda for the discussion topics, which are to include foliate curves, Huygens' dioptrics (laws of refraction), compound 'astroscopes', gravitational theory of (his Oxford colleague from Switzerland,) Fatio de Duillier, a celestial-motion machine, a new pendulum for Huygens'...