Mathematical and other papers, 1849 - 1850
Scope and Contents
Correspondence and papers on pure mathematics and other subjects, including A. de Morgan's thoughts on equations, area and probability; quadratic equations and the quadrature of a circle; J.W. Woollgar's use of the slide rule; J.D. Forbes on the probability of double stars, with an account in the 'Philosophical Magazine'; pendulum experiments by G.G. Stokes; Airy's report on sound navigation signals; a calculating machine; the properties of a circle; W.H. Smyth on the origin of the word 'Cold Harbour'; and Newton's report on gold and silver coin of 1717. Other correspondents to feature are J.R. Young and J.J. Sylvester.
- 1849 - 1850
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Language of Materials
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Finding aid date
- Forbes, James David, 1809 - 1868 (natural philosopher)
- Morgan, Augustus de, 1806 - 1871 (mathematician)
- Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642 - 1727 (Knight, natural philosopher and mathematician)
- Smyth, William Henry, 1788 - 1865 (Admiral, scientist and antiquary)
- Stokes, George Gabriel, Sir, 1819 - 1903 (1st Baronet, physicist)