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Papers of David Gregory
    David Gregory Papers

Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Division

Francis Pringle's notebook

Item Summary

Reference Code

GB 0237 David Gregory Dc.6.12



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Name of creator

Gregory | David | 1659-1708 | professor of mathematics, University of Edinburgh, and Savilian Professor of Astronomy, University of OxfordPringle | Francis | fl1705 | physician and professor of Greek, University of St AndrewsWood | George | fl1705 |

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

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 Hydrostatica. There is also James Gregorie's doctoral thesis, edited by his nephew David Gregory and dictated in 1690.

Image from this volume's redaction of Geometria de Motu:




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