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Mathematics

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Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

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

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

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