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Curves, Rectification and Quadrature

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

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Excerpta de Codico M.S. Henratii communicata a [illegible], 27 May 1693

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [19]
Scope and Contents

Extract of a volume (only partially cited) found by David Gregory in Amsterdam. He captions this "F: a. Schoten', suggesting that the work transcribed is that of geometer Frans van Schooten (1615-1660). The work concerns curves and quadratures, and is laced with comparisons to the work of Jan Hudde.

Dates: 27 May 1693

Quaedam de Numerarum terminatione, c1684-1690

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [49.1]
Scope and Contents

A short treatment of quadrature and number series.

Dates: c1684-1690

Quaedam meam methodum Quadraturatum ..., not later than May 1693

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [33]
Scope and Contents An algebraic discussion of quadrature, in a hand other than Gregory's (counter to the "meam" in his index title, the final word of which, is obscured by a wrinkle in the paper). The strips on the back are notes, in Gregory's hand, about finding a new French translation of the Olynthian orations of Demosthenes and various ancient mathematics texts. These notes Gregory indexed as his "Batavia" shopping list of May 1693, verbatim, GB 0237 David Gregory Dk.1.2.1 Quarto A [31], and a note about...
Dates: not later than May 1693

Quo ad D.G. spectant in Pitcarnii Probl. de inventoribus, after August 1688

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [42]
Scope and Contents Commentary on Archibald Pitcairne's Edinburgh edition of Solutio Problematis de Historicis; seu de Inventoribus Dissertatio, (1688) of which an enlarged edition appeared at Leiden in 1693. This tract made Pitcairne's subsequent medical career on the continent for its vindication of the claims of William Harvey to the discovery of the circulation of the blood. It contains other things as well, notably the first public presentation of Gregory's second method of...
Dates: after August 1688