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Mathematics

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 195 Collections and/or Records:

Investigatio Curvae Celerrimi descensus, February 1697

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [219]
Scope and Contents Workpapers in which Gregory supposes that a solid's quickest line of descent through a curve is not the catenary or the cycloid, but the trochoid.
Dates: February 1697

Isaaci Newtoni tractatus de seriebus infinitis et convergentibus, c1685

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Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [56(1)]
Scope and Contents Notes on Newton's 1671 tract on fluxions, copied out from John Craige. Their concluding section, on angular sections, is in English.
Dates: c1685

Jac: Gregorii Methodus Depomendi aequationem. Cont: 4. fol., s.d.

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [146]
Scope and Contents Gregory's writeup of two of his uncle's notions in algebra.
Dates: s.d.

Jac: Gregorii Oratio ad Acad: Edinburg:, 1692

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio B [17]
Scope and Contents Inaugural peech of David Gregory's brother James upon his accession to the mathematics chair at Edinburgh.
Dates: 1692

Jac: Gregorius De Maximis et Minimis, c1660-1675

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [150]
Scope and Contents Thoughts on graphing certain functions, proceeding from earlier notes on Hudde. These are in the form of a letter (without address or name).
Dates: c1660-1675

James Gregory on mathematics, c1692

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio E [017]
Scope and Contents An essay on mathematics and scientific enquiry by James Gregory, younger brother of David Gregory.
Dates: c1692

Jo: Craig: specimen method: quadratura..., 1680's

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [199]
Scope and Contents How John Craige dealt with a particular case of integration.
Dates: 1680's

Jo: Craige supplementii ad suam Methodum, in Epist: Auct: ad Colin Campbellum, c1696

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [202]
Scope and Contents Extract of a letter from Craige to Colin Campbell explaining a method of quadrature.
Dates: c1696

Jo: Keil Scheda de figura Radij in Medio difformi, 1684-1700

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Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [30]
Scope and Contents A logarithmic treatment of light propagating through a uniform medium. John Keill was an Edinburgh native who earned distinction under David Gregory in mathematics and natural philosophy there, and who followed him to Oxford in 1691, where, like Gregory, he made a name for himself as an enthusiastic vindicator of Sir Isaac Newton. At Balliol College he demonstrated by experiments the validity of some of the chief propositions of Newton concerning light and colour, among other things. Oddly,...
Dates: 1684-1700

Lectures by David Gregory

 Fonds — Volume Dc.6.12
Identifier: Coll-1608
Scope and Contents Volume consists of teaching material originally produced by David Gregory, here transcribed with numerous drawings by Francis Pringle in Oxford in 1694-1695 and George Wood in St Andrews 1705. The volume's index is in Gregory's hand. The lectures, all by Gregory, are the Institutiones Astronomiae, the Oxford address on professional education he called De Ratione Studii Mathematici Consilium, the Lectiones Opticae, Trigonometria Planorum Angulorum, Geometria Practica, Geometriae de Motu, and the...
Dates: c1694-c1705