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Papers of John Robison
    Lecture notes

Edinburgh University Library Department of Special Collections

Mechanics, Astronomy, &c.

Item Summary

Reference Code

GB 0237 John Robison Dc.7.28

Date(s)

c1780-c1803

Extent and medium of the unit of description

1

bound volume

Name of creator

Robison | John | 1739-1805 | professor of natural philosophy, University of Edinburgh

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

Volume contains manuscript notes on general mechanics, and on pulleys and wedges in particular, and wheels and axles. There are subsidiary discussions of things like collision and the mechanics of muscular action. The astronomy notes promised on the book's spine describe how to manage the study of the heavens with big machines. Numerous small diagrams intersperse throughout the book. Some terms appear in Russian.

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