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Author: John Playfair; James George Playfair
Publisher: Edinburgh, A. Constable & Co. 1822.
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Playfair, John, 1748-1819.
Works of John Playfair .
Edinburgh, A. Constable & Co.; [etc., etc.] 1822
(OCoLC)608087421
Named Person: John Playfair
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Playfair; James George Playfair
OCLC Number: 3756663
Notes: Edited by James G. Playfair.
V. 4. Biographical account of Matthew Stewart. Biographical account of James Hutton. Biographical account of John Robinson. Review of Mudge's Account of the trigonometrical survey of England. Review of Mechain et Delambre, Base du système métrique décimal. Review of Laplace, Traité de mécanique céleste. Review of Le Compte rendu par l'Institut de France. Review of Lambton's Measurement of an arch of the meridian. Review of Laplace, Essai philosophique sur les probabilitiés. Review of Baron de Zach, Attraction des montagnes. Review of Kater on the pendulum.
Description: 4 volumes VIII plates 23 cm
Contents: v. 1. Biographical memoir. Illustrations of the Huttonian theory of the earth.--v. 2. Dissertation, exhibiting a general view of the progress of mathematical and physical science since the revival of letters in Europe.--v. 3. On the arithemetic of impossible quantities. On the causes which affect the accuracy of barometrical measurements. Remarks on the astronomy of the Brahmins. On the origin and investigation of porisms. Observations on the trigonometrical tables of the Brahmins. Theorems relating to the figure of the earth. On the solids of greatest attraction. On the progress of heat in spherical bodies. Account of a lithological survey of Schehallien. On the naval tactics of the late John Clerk.

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