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Mathematics

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 195 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Professor George Chrystal, 17 June 1903

 Item
Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/61
Scope and Contents Chrystal outlines some ideas for subjects that could be taught in the proposed mathematical department at Edinburgh University, and how many professors, lecturers and assistants he might recommend.
Dates: 17 June 1903

Letter to Sir Donald Francis Tovey from [H. B. W], 31 January 1921

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Identifier: Coll-411/1/1/L1993
Scope and Contents Letter, 31 January 1921, [H. B. W] to Donald Tovey. Discussing teaching of a young boy in maths and music. Holograph signed.
Dates: 31 January 1921

Libnitii dimensio circuli ... M.S., s.d.

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Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [81]
Scope and Contents An English transcript of a Leibniz article in the Acta Eruditorum (no. 11) concerning quadrature.
Dates: s.d.

Libnitus De Maximis et Minimis, et Tangentibus, s.d.

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Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [91]
Scope and Contents A new way of reaching maxima and minima and tangents ascribed to Leibniz; hand unknown.
Dates: s.d.

Libri hactenus desiderati, probably not before 1684

 Item
Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [47]
Scope and Contents A short list of partial titles Gregory wished at this moment to acquire. They are about mechanics, mostly, and optics. Thus they may well go with item Coll-33/Quarto A [46], on the reverse, at least generally, apparently part of his Edinburgh lecture notes about the same. In the lower right is a label referring to the reverse side: the document was once folded and stored that way.
Dates: probably not before 1684

Libri quedam mathematici Amstel: 1693, 1693

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Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [27]
Scope and Contents A scrawled list of partial book titles in David Gregory's hand and at least one other. On reverse is a line of text in Dutch, and possibly Gregory's signature. The smaller sheet is unlabelled, but appears to go with the larger one; its titles concern mostly gravity.
Dates: 1693

Material relating to William Baird, being 'Some principles of Arithmetique'

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1236
Scope and Contents The manuscript forming the collection looks at Some principles of arithmetique containing all the parts thereof and the severall ways of working. The manuscript includes three parts: mathematics, law and astronomy. The notes and the exlibris inscription suggest that this volume, which is bound in contemporary calf, was the work of William Baird of Dysart - 'Ex libris Gulielmi Baird'. The first part, titled 'Some principles of arithmetique...
Dates: 1676

Mathematical Works by Edward Sang

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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

Memoranda et observata in Batavia 1693 Maio, 17 May 1693

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Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [31]
Scope and Contents Batavia is a seventeenth-century cognomen for the Netherlands, to which David Gregory went in the spring of 1693, mostly to talk science with Christiaan Huygens. This document is a list of some books he wished to buy for himself and for friends back home, if he could find them. They covered Palladius, Thucydides, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Erasmus, "all I can find of the Roman Authors at Amst[erdam]", and others. On the reverse is a list of topics he wished to discuss when he finally sat down...
Dates: 17 May 1693

Memoranda pro Arch Pitcarnio et C. Oliphant, 1695

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Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [94]
Scope and Contents A list of collegial favours to ask of Dr Gregory, presumably on his return home from Holland.
Dates: 1695