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Mathematicians

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

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

A paper of my own about the descent in a Cycloid printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society in 1697, cFebruary 1697

 Item
Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [22]
Scope and Contents A late draft of an elementary development of Christiaan Huygens' work on the cycloid, that finally appeared anonymously in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society for February 1697 (nos 225, 424).
Dates: cFebruary 1697

A problem proposed by Robert Anderson 1698 about Geometry, c1675-1698

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Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [21]
Scope and Contents A search for a way to find an angle in a right triangle bisected laterally by a parabola. It is signed "Rob:t Anderson", and is written in a hand presumably his. Gregory has written, "sent to me by Mr G Keith Aprilo 1698) at the bottom.
Dates: c1675-1698

Colin Campbell Collection

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-38
Scope and Contents The Colin Campbell Collection contains Gaelic verse, mainly songs; sermon notes and scripture expositions, the earliest being 1703; manuscript treatises; Colin Campbell correspondence, the earliest being 1664; miscellaneous manuscripts including domestic accounts, medical papers, minutes etc; notebooks, accounts, letters and scraps of Patrick Campbell of Achnaba; letters from mathematicians to Colin Campbell, and mathematical papers; a body of accounts, the earliest being 1553; a body of...
Dates: 1553-1836

Correspondence between Dr. Ian M. L. Hunter and Prof. Alexander C. Aitken

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1235
Scope and Contents The correspondence is composed of:- E97.57 - a collection of letters (11), typescript and manuscript, and some notes on calculations, relating to investigations into Aitken's abilities as a mental calculator, dating from 6 December 1960 to 7 December 1961, from Aitken (on either paper headed with Mathematical Institute, Chambers Street, Edinburgh; or, private address on Primrosebank Road, Edinburgh) to Hunter (Department of Psychology). E97.58 - a collection of letters...
Dates: 1960-1978

Papers of Professor Alexander C. Aitken

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Identifier: Coll-1068
Scope and Contents The collections is composed of autobiographical, biographical, memoir, and obituary material relating to Professor A. C. Aitken; war souvenirs and maps; correspondence relating to Aitken's publication From Gallipoli to the Somme; review material relating to From Gallipoli to the Somme; circa 20 photographs, both portrait and group; 3 commonplace (scrap-)books containing cuttings and newspaper articles on a variety of subjects -...
Dates: 1894-1980

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

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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

Student manuscript copy of Colin MacLaurin's Treatise of Algebra

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1812
Content Description These are manuscript lecture notes on algebra... notes of 'A Treatise of Algebra' by Colin MacLaurin. Although the writer is unknown (a student?), the ms volume bears a label... an armorial Melville bookplate... possibly that of Robert Saunders Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville.The volume is noted...: 'A Treatise of Algebra by Mr McLaurin Professor of Mathematics in the University of Edinburgh. part 1. 1735'.The last five pages are 'Concerning the Art of Measuring Land'. MacLaurin's...
Dates: 1735