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Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

De resolutione equationum cubicarum, s.d.

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [19]
Scope and Contents Notes on Leibniz on solving cubic equations.
Dates: s.d.

Invention Nouvelle de l'Algrebra, 1681

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [18]
Scope and Contents A paper on equations by Girard, copied out on June 2, 1681 by Gregory in the course of a visit to London.
Dates: 1681

Mathematical Works by Edward Sang

Identifier: Coll-1001
Scope and Contents The works of Edward Sang include 13 volumes of logarithms and 26 miscellaneous volumes on a variety of mathematical subjects including geometry and algebra, trigonometry, the theory of variables, driving belt calculations, and load-bearing calculations for the Forth Bridge. There is also a volume on The teeth of wheels.Evidence of Sang's surveying/civil engineering is shown in the plans of the policies of Mount Melville, 1818 (estate in Cameron, Fife, owned...
Dates: before 1890

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

Some notes about books in the publick Library of Oxon.; Queen M.['s] death; Dr Wallis's eyes; Dr Busby's Algebra, 19 October 1693 - 27 April 1695

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [20]
Scope and Contents Note of some Arabic versions of Apollonius' "Sectio Ratione" in the Bodleian Library, that possess Latin glosses by Edward Bernard, Gregory's predecessor in the Savilian Chair of Astronomy, and one other person. Bernard had wished to publish the works of the ancient mathematicians; this manuscript he found defective and abandoned, unable to translate completely. [His partial translation was copied out by Gregory as B37, and used by Sir Edmund Halley to learn enough Arabic to translate the...
Dates: 19 October 1693 - 27 April 1695

The Geometrical Key: or The Gate of Aequations Unlockt, 1684

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [17]
Scope and Contents Baker's famous treatise on how to solve biquadratics.
Dates: 1684

Tractata et Dicta Huddenis Amsterodami, Maio 1693, 27 May 1693

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [9]
Scope and Contents Minute account of a day-long meeting with Jan Hudde in Amsterdam, covering things algebraic. Allusions to Gerardus Mercator's vindication about hyperbolics, and to foliate curves in general.
Dates: 27 May 1693