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Mathematics

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 195 Collections and/or Records:

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

Correspondence of Sir Archibald Geikie: American geologists, 1878-1907

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Coll-74/13/1
Scope and Contents The Correspondence of Sir Archibald Geikie: American geologists sub-series consists of:
  1. 67 letters and postcards, alphabetically arranged (1878-1907).
Dates: 1878-1907

Corrigenda to the Astronomiae, 1698-1699

 Item
Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [56(3)]
Scope and Contents Editorial issues in Gregory's major textbook.
Dates: 1698-1699

Curva Cragio exhibitur, July 1687

 Item
Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [205]
Scope and Contents Gregory, probably with Pitcairne at his side, sent these curves to Craige in Cambridge, challenging him to find their quadrature. Thus the writing that is not in Gregory's hand may be Craige's.
Dates: July 1687

Curva foliata, c1693

 Item
Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [32]
Scope and Contents Diagram and mathematical description of a foliate curve. A modern hand has pencilled in "7 a Schooten", referring to geometer Frans van Schooten (1615-1660).
Dates: c1693

D. Tchurnhausi meth: Quadraturarum de Act: Erud: M.S., c1688

 Item
Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [88]
Scope and Contents An article on quadrature, perhaps in the hand of its author, 'Tchurnhaus', for the Acta, c1688.
Dates: c1688

De aequationibus Cubicis, s.d.

 Item
Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [163]
Scope and Contents Gregory on cubic equations.
Dates: s.d.

De affirmanda parallaxi magni orbis, cogitatum Hugenii, June 1693

 Item
Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [15]
Scope and Contents A transcription of Christiaan Huygen's argument that because stars' observed radii are so insensibly small, the diameter of the earth's orbit relative to the stars' position is also insensible, and thus the parallax measurement, which ought to prove or disprove the Copernican layout of the heavens, is useless.
Dates: June 1693

De Aleis Theorema, 1680

 Item
Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [153]
Scope and Contents Thoughts on dice-throwing, written up in Leyden, and contained (once with other things?) under the rubric "Varia Observationes". One of those may have been item C 154, next in the volume.
Dates: 1680

De Cartesiana Constructione ..., c1680

 Item
Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [48]
Scope and Contents A note, probably composed at Rotterdam, on the Latin edition of Rene Descartes' Geometria, (1659), published by Schooten.
Dates: c1680