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Mathematics

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

De problematibus arithmeticis et geometricis in generali consideratis et horum Historia, s.d.

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [91]
Scope and Contents A short treatise on some of the recent evolution in maths.
Dates: s.d.

D.G.'s Demonstratio Methodi Slusii de Tang., c1683

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [143]
Scope and Contents Gregory's early attempt to prove Sluse's rule for tangents from Fermat or from Barrow.
Dates: c1683

Folio C, c1680-c1708

 Series — Volume Dc.1.61: Series Coll-33/Folio C
Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C
Scope and Contents The papers of David Gregory consist of: These are mostly handwritten items, bound together as a volume, though with some loose insertions of manuscripts which had strayed, some of them with modern annotations concerning their provenance. Their scope and content is as David Gregory indexed them, save for the missing items, which consist of two dozen papers and letters on general physics and maths, and several...
Dates: c1680-c1708

Index Chartarum in M.S. C. in folio, 1700

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [index]
Scope and Contents An index, in Gregory's hand, to the material he designated as Folio C.
Dates: 1700

Mr Whistons mistakes in his new theory, 3 April 1698

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Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [45]
Scope and Contents A short critique of William Whiston's A New Theory of the Earth, from its Original to the Consummation of all Things, (1696) , intended to damn Cartesian astronomy and advance corollaries to Newtonian thought instead. He affirmed the truth of the flood narrative in Genesis, ascribing the deluge to the impact of a comet. Whiston had been converted to Newtonianism by a paper of David Gregory. At the foot of this document is an unrelated note, dated 6 Sept. 1708, to the...
Dates: 3 April 1698

Quaedam ad Lect: Geom Barrovii, s.d.

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [139]
Scope and Contents Quibbles with the lectures of Isaac Barrow.
Dates: s.d.

Quarto A, c1680-c1708

 Series — Box Dk.1.2: Series Coll-33/Quarto A; Series Coll-33/Folio B; Series Coll-33/Folio D; Series Coll-33/Folio E
Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A
Scope and Contents The papers of David Gregory in Quarto A consist of: 107 manuscript papers and an index, relating to: theoretical physics, including optics, especially treatises on refraction and colour, on mechanics, specifically on velocity, gravitation, centrifugal and centripetal force, and the movement of solids through fluid, and an occasional thought on magnetic attraction. Applied physics, considering ships, tides, and...
Dates: c1680-c1708

Slusi solutio Probl: quorundam in Lect: Barrowi ..., c1690

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [23]
Scope and Contents De Sluse's commentary on Barrow, copied out of a letter of 25 July 1670.
Dates: c1690

The affair betwixt Abbe Galleie Dr Barrow and Mr Gregory, October 1694

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [74]
Scope and Contents The case for absolving Barrow and James Gregory from the charges of plagiarism levelled in the French Memoirs de Mathematique et de Physique in April 1693. This contains a transmittal letter in English, addressed to Sir Robert Southwell, President of the Royal Society.
Dates: October 1694