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Hydrostatical And Pneumatical Lectures

First edition. Cotes' lectures, which were formal demonstration classes, were among the earliest of their kind in England. "Cotes formed a school of physical sciences at Trinity in collaboration with William Whiston. The two performed a series of experiments begun in May 1707, the details of which can be found in a posthumous publication, Hydrostatical and pneumatical lectures by Roger Cotes (1738). These demonstration classes indicate a simple, straightforward style that is both stimulating and thorough. These was no thought of practical work by students at this time" DSB. This work is also important for containing the first English; and only separate, edition of Newton's law of cooling, in his 'Scale of degrees of heat'. (here pp. 213-19). This first appeared in Latin in the Philosophical Transactions.

ID: 1994-00012
Cotes, Roger

Creation Jan. 1, 1738 through Dec. 31, 1738


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