Reference numberCLP/7ii/4/1
TitleManuscript, 'A dissertation concerning the figure of the Earth' by J T [John Theophilus] Desaguliers
DescriptionDesaguliers summarises work by Newton and Cassini comparing their experiments on this topic; about degrees of latitude in France; barometric observations; concerning falls in mercury in the barometer; concerning centrifugal force quoting Newton. Includes two pages of geometrical figures.

Subject: Meteorology / Astronomy

Read to the Royal Society on 17 December 1724

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'A dissertation concering the figure of the Earth, by the Reverend John Theophilus Desaguliers, LL. D. F. R. S.' and 'The dissertation concerning the figure of the Earth continued'
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1724.0049
DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1724.0052
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8419Desaguliers; John Theophilus (1683 - 1744); natural philosopher1683 - 1744
NA8383Cassini; Jean Dominique (1625 - 1712); astronomer1625 - 1712
NA8414Newton; Sir; Isaac (1642 - 1727); natural philosopher and mathematician1642 - 1727
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