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Hydraulics

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

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Hydraulics, c1780-c1802

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Identifier: Coll-204/5
Scope and Contents Volume contains lectures in hydraulics, with diagrams of such things as pistons, undulation, and the Venturi effect. Some chapter headings are in Cyrillic cursive.

Hydraulics, c1780-c1803

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Identifier: Coll-204/26
Scope and Contents Volume contains manuscript notes on hydraulics. Numerous diagrams append, including an enormous one of a fourteen-foot water wheel.

Hydrostatics, Specific Gravity, c1780-c1803

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Identifier: Coll-204/11
Scope and Contents Unnumbered manuscript notes and letters, with tables and sketches on water moving as a mass, the construction of hydraulic machinery, salts and specific gravity, and the stability of ships, and a printed volume of James Brown's 1785 booklet on "Directions for Proving Any Kind of Spirits, or Strong Waters, by Glass Bubbles". Interesting illustrations include a cutaway drawing of a piston, ca. page 11; cutaway of an oil lamp, ca. page 50; conjectural drawing of a pedestrian wheel for fording...

Impulsion, Corpuscular Forces, c1780-c1802

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Identifier: Coll-204/6
Scope and Contents Volume contains lectures in statics and fluid dynamics. Included is a note on what happens upon mixing particular chemicals. A few of the headings are in Russian.

Lecture Notes of John Robison

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Identifier: Coll-204
Scope and Contents Lecture notes from the time when Robison was Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. The notes embrace the sciences of mechanics, hydrodynamics, astronomy and optics, together with electricity and magnetism.

It is assumed that these are Robison's own notes but this has not been verified.

Lectures in Natural Philosophy, volume 2, 1785

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Identifier: Coll1371/2
Scope and Contents Notes of lectures in Natural Philosophy by Professor Robison taken down by T.C. Hope in 1785.

Lectures in Natural Philosophy, volume 3, 1785

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Identifier: Coll1371/3
Scope and Contents Notes of lectures in Natural Philosophy by Professor Robison taken down by T.C. Hope in 1785.

Pneumatics, Gunpowder, c1780-c1802

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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...