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Papers of John Robison

Edinburgh University Library Department of Special Collections

Lectures in Natural Philosphy

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GB 0237 John Robison Lectures in Natural Philosphy


late 18th century

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Name of creator

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

Biographical History

Biographical History

John Robison was Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh 1774-1805. During that time he lectured on many aspects of science including mechanics, hydrodynamics, electricity, magnetism, astronomy and optics.

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

Lectures in natural philosophy consist of: 6 volumes of lectures in natural philosophy

  • 1 being a printed volume relating to mechanics
  • 5 further volumes consist of lectures in Natural Philosophy by Professor Robison, taken down by T.C. Hope in 1785, and covering subjects such as dynamics, physics, mechanics and fluids.




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