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Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Notanda D.J. phys. et math. Lond: Martio 1693 cum Fatio, 31 March 1693

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Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [37]
Scope and Contents Notes to an extended conversation with Fatio de Duillier, fellow enthusiast of Newtonian science at Oxford, and especially important to Gregory between December 1691 and May 1694, when he was cut off from direct contact with Sir Isaac Newton, whom he had offended in a published commentary on his 'abrumpent' mathematical series. Topics include magnetic attraction, refraction and colour, and movement of solids through fluid, with anecdotal remarks by de Duiller about ships, tides, and the French....
Dates: 31 March 1693

Observata et dicta apud D. Hugenium, 06 June 1693

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Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [4]
Scope and Contents Notes of a conversation in Holland with Christian Huygens, concerning an 'horologium' to show hours, months, years, and planetary positions. More general mention of the work of numerous other scientists: Notably, Huygens disputes the notion of John Bernoulli (James Bernoulli's younger brother) that the curve of an inflated sail is part-catenary and part-circle, and warns that Newton ought not to be 'deflected' into theology or chemistry.
Dates: 06 June 1693

Scheda de Curva Catenaria sive Funicularia, 23 January 1697

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Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [1]
Scope and Contents Draft of a paper on the catenary curve which appeared in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society for the month of August 1697. Applies Newtonian fluxions to a disputed concept of Jean Bernoulli's. Loose addendum 11a is the opening paragraph; leaf 11b is the calculations pertaining to Proposition 2, with Corollaries 5 and 6 on the reverse.
Dates: 23 January 1697