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Lecture Notes

These notes written by James Dinwiddie outline twenty lectures on topics in physics including motion, gravity, force, and acceleration. The notes also touch on natural theology with respect to knowledge and creation.

Lecture 13 - Astronomy

These notes written by James Dinwiddie outline a lecture on astronomy. He discusses the various planets and their motion as well as their various measurements (diameter, distance from the sun).

Lecture 4 - Pneumatics; Lecture 5

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie in 1787 (?) discuss the study of pneumatics. He notes its connection with air and the atmosphere. Dinwiddie records several experiments involving barometers, fountains, and pumps.

Introductory Lecture

James Dinwiddie wrote this introductory lecture on January 19, 1792. He discusses knowledge, existence, and sensation and quotes Rene Descartes (Cogito ergo sum).

Lecture Notes

This series of lecture notes by James Dinwiddie in 1792 (?) references several subjects including mathematics, natural philosophy, Plato, Epicurius, the motion of the Earth, David Hume, and "W. Harrington". The file consists of 29 pages of lecture notes.

Fireworks, No. 1-3

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie in 1792 include lists of recipes for making various types of fireworks.

Natural History

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie ca. 1793 focus on natural history.

Lecture Notes

These point form notes were taken by James Dinwiddie at a lecture on Wednesday, June 11, 1783. The notes cover a range of topics in chemistry and physics including Boschovich's Theory, chemical mixtures, evaporation, and magnetic curves.

Miscellanies, No. 1-5

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie ca. 1793 are titled "Miscellanies". The notes deal with a variety of chemical, physical, and biological topics.

Mathematics, No. 1-3

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie ca. 1793 focus on various mathematical topics including geometry, trigonometry, and logarithmic scales.

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.

Trigonometry

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 theorems related to trigonometry.

Rules of Philosophy

These notes written by James Dinwiddie ca. 1793 are entitled "Rules of Philosophy". They focus on natural philosophical topics including matter, motion, gravity, simple machines, projectiles, pneumatics, and pendula.

Naval Architecture

These notes written by James Dinwiddie ca. 1793 focus on naval architecture. He mentions experiments that determine the best shape of an ocean vessel, improvements to rudder design, and the difference between French and English ships.

Lecture Notes

These notes written by James Dinwiddie ca. 1793 are a series of questions related to astronomy; the notes may be examination papers.

Lecture Notes

These notes written by James Dinwiddie ca. 1793 lists a series of topics in physics including heat, sight, electricity, magnetism, and fluids.

Lecture Notes

These notes written by James Dinwiddie ca. 1793 are a set of partial notes discussing theological topics. The notes contain some Greek words.

Time

These notes written by James Dinwiddie ca. 1793 focus on time.

Planitarium

These notes written by James Dinwiddie ca. 1793 discuss several instruments including planitaria, clocks, and globes.

Lecture 2 - Astronomy

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie in 1783 (?) focus on astronomy including the phases of Venus and movements of the planets and moon.

Lecture 4, 5

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie in 1783 (?) deal with the properties of air and various experiments that demonstrate these.

Lecture 7

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie in 1783 (?) deal with electricity and electrical machines.

Lecture 8

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie in 1783 (?) discuss electricity and lightning.

Lecture 10 - Astronomy

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie in 1783 (?) focus on astronomy. He mentions the moon and tides as well as eclipses.

Lecture 11

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie in 1783 (?) note various astronomical systems including the Ptolemaic and Copernican as well as Kepler's, Newton's, and Descartes' theories on planetary motion.

Planitarium - Globe

These notes written by James Dinwiddie ca. 1793 focus on planitaria, globes, and other topics in astronomy.

Electricity, No. 1,3

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie ca. 1793 focus on electricity including electric machines, electrometers, lightning, and conductors.

Agriculture

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie ca. 1793 discuss agriculture. He mentions the benefits of lime and manure in the soil as well as a recipe for cheese.

Metaphysics, No. 1

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie ca. 1793 focus on metaphysics and various philosophical questions.

Fine Arts, No. 1

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie ca. 1793 focus on architecture. Dinwiddie mentions building practices for arches, bridges, and porticos.

Diving Bell

These notes written by James Dinwiddie ca. 1793 discuss the diving bell including various experiments to examine its properties.

Aerostation, No. 1

These notes written by James Dinwiddie ca. 1793 provide measurements and notes on inflation for an aerostation. The notes provide some history for aerial voyages in the balloon.

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.

Lecture Notes

These notes written by James Dinwiddie ca. 1793 are recorded in Latin.

Experimental Philosophy

These notes written by James Dinwiddie in 1801 outline a course in experimental philosophy. The lecture topics include matter, space, gravity, engines, projectiles, and pendula.

Natural History and Natural Philosophy

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie on June 1, 1807 focus on natural history and natural philosophy. Dinwiddie begins the notes by discussing man's superiority to other animals and goes on to discuss planetary motion.

Anatomy

These notes written by James Dinwiddie between October 8 and November 24, 1807 are from a series of anatomy lectures given by W. Taunton. The lectures cover the skeletal system and various organs as well as military medicine in the field.
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