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The Works of John Playfair 4 Volume Set by John Playfair (Multiple copy pack, 2011)(UK version)

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This collection of the major works of influential Scottish mathematician and geologist John Playfair was first published in 1822.

Key Features
Author(s)John Playfair
PublisherCambridge Library Collection
Date of Publication30/06/2011
Language(s)English
FormatMultiple copy pack
ISBN-101108029426
ISBN-139781108029421
GenreScience: General & Reference
Series TitleCambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences

Publication Data
Place of PublicationCambridge
Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ImprintCambridge University Press
Content Note8 b/w illus.

Dimensions
Weight3000 g
Width140 mm
Height216 mm
Spine155 mm
Pagination2120

Credits
Edited byJames G. Playfair

Editorial Details
Contained items statementContains 4 Paperbacks

Description
Table Of ContentsVolume 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 Systeme Metrique Decimal; 19. Review of Laplace, Traite de Mecanique Celeste; 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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