The Works of John Playfair 4 Volume Set

The Works of John Playfair 4 Volume Set

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ISBN-13: 9781108029421
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/30/2011
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences Series
Pages: 2120
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 6.10(d)

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Advertisement; 1. Biographical account of the late Professor Playfair; 2. Illustrations of the Huttonian theory of the earth. Volume 2: 3. Dissertation exhibiting a general view of the progress of mathematical and physical science since the revival of letters in Europe. Volume 3: 4. On the arithmetic of impossible quantities; 5. On the causes which affect the accuracy of barometrical measurements; 6. Remarks on the astronomy of the Brahmins; 7. On the origin and investigation of porisms; 8. Observations on the trigonometrical tables of the Brahmins; 9. Theorems relating to the figure of the earth; 10. On the solids of greatest attraction; 11. On the progress of heat in spherical bodies; 12. Account of a lithological survey of Schehallien; 13. On the naval tactics of the late John Clerk, Esq. of Eldin. Volume 4: 14. Biographical account of the late Matthew Stewart, D.D.; 15. Biographical account of the late James Hutton, M.D.; 16. Biographical account of the late John Robinson, LL.D.; 17. Review of Mudge's Account of the Trigonometrical Survey of England; Review of Mechain et Delambre; 18. Base du Systéme Mètrique Décimal; 19. Review of Laplace, Traité de Mécanique Céleste; 20. Review of Le Compte rendu par l'Institut de France; 21. Review of Lambton's Measurement of an Arch of the Meridian; 22. Review of Baron De Zach, Attraction des Montagnes; 23. Review of Kater on the Pendulum.

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