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Optics, No. 1-3
These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie in 1793 focus on optics. Dinwiddie discusses the properties of various instruments including microscopes, telescopes, and magic lanterns as well as convex and concave lenses. ...
These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie ca. 1793 focus on trigonometry. The notes begin with a series of definitions of angles, circles, and trigonometric measurements. They go on to mention various corollaries and ...
Deduction of the Distance by Mitchell Method
These notes written by James Dinwiddie ca. 1793 contain a series of calculations of distance using the Mitchell Method. This file consists of nine pages of notes.
Recreations, No. 1
These notes written by James Dinwiddie ca. 1793 titled "Recreations" contain several mathematical puzzles, such as magic squares, and other mathematical facts. This file consists of twelve pages of notes.
These notes written by James Dinwiddie ca. 1793 are a set of partial notes discussing theological topics. The notes contain some Greek words. This file consists of four pages of lecture notes.
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 ...
This introductory lecture written by James Dinwiddie discusses natural philosophy. Dinwiddie draws on past philosophers including Rene Descartes, Plato, and John Locke to describe Nature and man's relationship with her. ...
Lightning and other Phenomena: Lectures on Electricity
These notes written by James Dinwiddie focus on lightning and electricity. Dinwiddie mentions Benjamin Franklin, historical dates for important experiments, circuits, conductors and other phenomena including water spouts ...
Lecture of Mr. D.F. Walker on Hydrostatics
These notes written by James Dinwiddie on July 30, 1811 are from a lecture on hydrostatics given by Mr. D.F. Walker. The notes mention the hydrostatic paradox and Tantalus' cup as well as flotation experiments. This file ...
Curvature of the Earth; Roman History; Aquaducts
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 ...