This collection contains notes for lectures both given and attended by James Dinwiddie. The topics range from optics to trigonometry to natural history to agriculture. The notes were recorded between 1783 and 1811.

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  • General Law of Nature and other Notes 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-12-22)
    Notes containing a variety of scientific remarks and inferences.
  • Lecture Notes 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-24)
    These notes written by James Dinwiddie ca. 1793 are recorded in Latin. This file consists of three pages of lecture notes.
  • Questions; Mechanics; Of Central Forces 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-23)
    This series of notes written by James Dinwiddie begins with a series of questions and answers related to various topics in physics. The notes continue with a series of questions and answers in mechanics followed by expanded ...
  • Lecture 7 - Geology, Volcanic Theory 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-23)
    These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie discuss theories related to volcanic eruptions. Dinwiddie also mentions physical structures of the volcano and historical dates for volcanic eruptions. This file consists of ...
  • Lecture 6 - Theories of the Earth 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-23)
    In this series of notes written by James Dinwiddie, he discusses various natural philosophers' theories of the earth. He includes theories from Burnet, Woodward, Whiston, and Buffon. This file consists of nine pages of notes.
  • Plane Mirrors; Archimedes; Gravity 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-23)
    These notes written by James Dinwiddie examine a number of topics in physics including gravity, force, velocity, light, and mirrors. Dinwiddie also mentions the classical natural philosophers Sappho, Archimedes, and Hermes. ...
  • Hydrostatics and Hydraulics; Nature in Three Different Views; Colour; Lights and Colour 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-23)
    These notes written by James Dinwiddie examine a number of topics in physics including light, motion, matter, hydraulics, and hydrostatics as well as a treatise on Nature from the points of view of philosophy, art, and ...
  • Lecture Notes 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-23)
    These notes written by James Dinwiddie examine a number of topics including ballistics, physics, and astronomy. Dinwiddie discusses the retrograde motion of Mars, Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and Jupiter. He also discusses ...
  • Lecture Notes 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-23)
    These notes written by James Dinwiddie contain sections of notes on various topics including the history of medicine, chemistry, electricity, proof of repulsions, and mathematics. This file consists of 61 pages of notes.
  • Ballistics; Fortifications; Redoubts; Macedonian Phalanx 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-23)
    These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie discuss a number of topics related to the military including fortifications, ballistics, redoubts, and the Macedonian Phalanx. Dinwiddie mentions various materials for building ...
  • Music; Musical Instruments; Diving Bell 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-23)
    These notes written by James Dinwiddie cover several topics including music, musical instruments, diving bells, and chemistry. This file consists of 77 pages of notes.
  • Introduction; Mechanics 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-23)
    These notes written by James Dinwiddie focus on topics in mechanics such as gravity, momentum, compound engines, and Ferguson's machine as well as matter, magnetism, electric shock, and capillary action in the introductory ...
  • Curvature of the Earth; Roman History; Aquaducts 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-23)
    These notes written by James Dinwiddie cover several topics including aquaducts, astronomy, and Roman history. In the astronomy notes, Dinwiddie mentions the seasons, the nautical almanac, the equinoxes, and the sun's ...
  • Astronomy 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-23)
    This series of notes written by James Dinwiddie focuses on astronomy. Dinwiddie discusses the properties of the moon and outlines the lunar cycle as well as the phenomenon of comets. He provides a list of well known ...
  • Dynamics: 1. On the distinguishing properties of matter; 2. On the perserverance of matter; 3. Of the powers and activity of matter 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-23)
    These notes written by James Dinwiddie focus on matter. The notes are split into three sections; the first deals with the properties of matter including various propositions. The second discusses the perserverance of matter ...
  • Motion and Force 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-23)
    These notes written by James Dinwiddie focus on motion and force. He mentions various forces that act on bodies including gravity and electricity as well as the various types of motion. This file consists of 38 pages of ...
  • Vitriolated Tartar/Nitre 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-23)
    These notes written by James Dinwiddie focus on vitrolated tartar and nitre. Dinwiddie discusses the chemical composition of each substance as well as various reactions when they are mixed with other compounds. This file ...
  • Experiments of Factitious Air 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-23)
    These notes written by James Dinwiddie focus on experiments involving air; he documents his procedures as well as the results. Dinwiddie includes a hand-drawn diagram of various scientific apparatus at the front of the ...
  • Elementary Bodys [sic] 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-23)
    These notes written by James Dinwiddie concern "Elementary Bodys [sic]". Dinwiddie briefly discusses chemical compositions in one set of notes. In the second set, he discusses motion and the necessity of experimentation ...
  • The Effects of Heat and Mixture on Bodies and Chemical Apparatus 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-23)
    These notes written by James Dinwiddie focus on chemistry. The notes begin with a course outline discussing chemical mixtures, heat, animals, plants, and chemical apparatus. The notes provide more detailed content on ...

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