References for John Playfair

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  1. J Challinor, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
    http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-2830903447.html
  2. Obituary in The Times [See THIS LINK]

Books:

  1. D Allan, Virtue, Learning and the Scottish Enlightenment (Edinburgh, 1993).
  2. J H Burnett, D Howarth and S D Fletcher, The University Portraits (Edinburgh, 1986).
  3. J Challinor, The History of British Geology, a Bibliographical Study (Newton Abbot, 1979).
  4. H Coburn, Memorial's of His Time (Edinburgh, 1861).
  5. D R Dean, James Hutton and the History of Geology (London, 1992).
  6. J G Fyfe, Scottish Diaries and Memoirs 1746-1843 (Stirling, 1942).
  7. R Guild and A Law, Edinburgh University Library 1580 to 1980 : A Collection of Historical Essays (Edinburgh, 1982).
  8. F Jeffrey, The Works of John Playfair (Edinburgh, 1822).
  9. J G Playfair (ed.), The Works of John Playfair (London, 1822).
  10. H Playfair, The Playfair Family (Blackford, 1984).
  11. A G Playfair, The Playfair Book or Notes on the Scottish Family of Playfair (Edinburgh, 1932).
  12. T Williams, Biographical Dictionary of Scientists (London, 1969).
  13. D K Wilson, The History of Mathematical Teaching in Scotland to the End of the Eighteenth Century (London, 1935).

Articles:

  1. A Ackerberg-Hastings, The Misnamings of Playfair's Axiom, in M. Zack, D. Schlimm (eds.), Research in History and Philosophy of Mathematics, Proceedings of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics, 2016
  2. D Talbot Rice, The University Portraits (Edinburgh, 1957), 171-173.

JOC/EFR August 1999

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