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Rankine, William John Macquorn, 1820 - 1872 (civil engineer)

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Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on pure mathematics, 1865 - 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/437
Scope and Contents Correspondence on pure mathematics and other subjects. The papers include correspondence with A. de Morgan on curves, infinity in mathematics and other theorems; theories of probability by J.V. Lamont; the riddle of the fifteen young ladies; writing by W.J.M. Rankine on the properties of curves; the proceedings of the Mathematical Society; logarithmic tables; algebraic and numerical theory of errors of observations; two proofs and a draft of Airy's 'Partial Differential Equations'; a paper...
Dates: 1865 - 1868
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence with scientific societies, 1863 - 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/411
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various scientific societies, with related papers. There are notices, agendas, addresses and reports for the British Association, British Horological Institute, Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, and Tyneside Naturalist Field Club; a report of the Kew Committee for the British Association; reports from the 'South Australian Weekly Chronicle' on the Institution of Naval Architects and the South Australian Institute; Airy's thoughts on a burst high-pressure...
Dates: 1863 - 1866
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Mathematical and scientific correspondence, 1862 - 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/436
Scope and Contents Correspondence on mathematical and scientific matters, including the polyhedric fan by S.M. Drach; ways of finding the area and circumference of a circle; proof of roots of equations; papers for mathematics examinations at University College, London; convergent series by A. de Morgan; ancient Egyptian notations by C. Rodgers; methods of reduction for the Indian survey; the explosive power of steam boilers compared to gunpowder; a French astronomy and physics review; a paper by P.E. Chase on...
Dates: 1862 - 1865
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Mathematical theories and calculations, 1824 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/438
Scope and Contents Correspondence on various mathematical theories and calculations, mainly pure, but some applied, and miscellaneous papers on scientific matters. The correspondents include, among others, C. Brooke, R.C. Carrington, W.J. Rankine, L.S.X.B. Aousts, R.H. Manners, A. Strange, J.N. Lockyer, J. Tyndall, A.R. Clarke, A. de Morgan, J.C. Adams, E.J. Routh and W. Shanks. The material includes a paper by Airy 'on the factorial resolution of a given trinomial formula'; a printed paper by W. Shanks 'On...
Dates: 1824 - 1872
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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