The Works of John Playfair - 4 Volume Set John Playfair

ISBN: 9781108029421

Published: March 8th 2011

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2120 pages


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The Works of John Playfair - 4 Volume Set  by  John Playfair

The Works of John Playfair - 4 Volume Set by John Playfair
March 8th 2011 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 2120 pages | ISBN: 9781108029421 | 9.39 Mb

John Playfair (1748 1819) was a Scottish mathematician and geologist best known for his defence of James Huttons geological theories. He attended the University of St Andrews, completing his theological studies in 1770. In 1785 he was appointedMoreJohn Playfair (1748 1819) was a Scottish mathematician and geologist best known for his defence of James Huttons geological theories. He attended the University of St Andrews, completing his theological studies in 1770.

In 1785 he was appointed joint Professor of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh, and in 1805 he was elected Professor of Natural Philosophy. A Fellow of the Royal Society, he was acquainted with continental scientific developments, and was a prolific writer of scientific articles in the Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Review. This four-volume edition of his works was published in 1822 and is prefaced by a biography of Playfair.

It includes his more important works on geology, astronomy and mathematics, together with some review articles and biographical notices. Playfairs wide interests also included gunnery, fortification, geography, navigation, hydrostatics, hydraulics, aerostatics, and pneumatics.



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