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Leslie, John Sir 1766-1832

Overview
Works: 163 works in 788 publications in 3 languages and 4,462 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc  Encyclopedias  Textbooks  Juvenile works  Poetry  Observations 
Roles: Author, Creator, Correspondent, Editor
Classifications: G620, 910.92
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Narrative of discovery and adventure in the polar seas and regions : with illustrations of their climate, geology, and natural history, and an account of the whale-fishery by John Leslie( Book )

198 editions published between 1830 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovery and adventure in the polar seas and regions by John Leslie( )

73 editions published between 1849 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An experimental inquiry into the nature and propagation of heat by John Leslie( Book )

32 editions published between 1804 and 2015 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Scottish mathematician and natural philosopher Sir John Leslie (1766 1832) had set out at the end of the eighteenth century to explore the nature of heat radiation, which he felt was a 'dubious and neglected' area of physics. Leslie's inquiry, published in 1804, details his many experiments, notably the use of two self-devised instruments: Leslie's cube and his differential thermometer. Establishing several basic laws of heat radiation and rejuvenating the debate about the physical composition of heat, Leslie's work gained him the Rumford medal of the Royal Society in 1805. Nevertheless, the same publication jeopardised his chances of obtaining an academic position at Edinburgh. A single, allegedly atheistic endnote, supporting David Hume's views on causation, prompted protests by the local clergymen when his candidature for the chair of mathematics was under consideration. Leslie secured the professorship, however, and remained with the university until his death."
A short account of experiments and instruments, depending on the relations of air to heat and moisture. by John Leslie( Book )

25 editions published between 1813 and 2007 in English and German and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treatises on various subjects of natural and chemical philosophy by John Leslie( Book )

17 editions published between 1838 and 2012 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geometrical analysis, and geometry of curve lines, being volume second of a course of mathematics, and designed as an introduction to the study of natural philosophy by John Leslie( Book )

21 editions published between 1813 and 2016 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of natural philosophy by John Leslie( Book )

16 editions published between 1823 and 1970 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of geometry and plane trigonometry. With an appendix, and copious notes and illustrations by John Leslie( Book )

18 editions published between 1809 and 1820 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of geometry, geometrical analysis, and plane trigonometry. With an appendix, and copious notes and illustrations by John Leslie( Book )

21 editions published between 1809 and 1811 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descobertas e aventuras nos mares e regiSoes polares by John Leslie( )

15 editions published between 1862 and 2018 in Portuguese and Undetermined and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report of the trial by jury, Professor John Leslie against William Blackwood, for libel in "Blackwood's Edinburgh magazine" by William Blackwood( )

5 editions published in 1822 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of arithmetic : exhibiting a progressive view of the theory and practice of calculation, with an enlarged table of the products of numbers under one hundred by John Leslie( Book )

14 editions published between 1817 and 2012 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of arithmetic, exhibiting a progressive view of the theory and practice of calculation, with tables for the multiplication of numbers as far as one thousand by John Leslie( Book )

18 editions published between 1817 and 1872 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Important history of calculation, significant in the literature of computing
Elements of natural philosophy : including mechanics and hydrostatics by John Leslie( Book )

20 editions published between 1823 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rudiments of plane geometry, including geometrical analysis, and plane trigonometry by John Leslie( Book )

6 editions published in 1828 in English and Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description of instruments designed for extending and improving meteorological observations by John Leslie( Book )

8 editions published in 1820 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematical treatise : containing I. The theory of analytical functions, II. Spherical trigonometry, with practical and nautical astronomy by John West( Book )

4 editions published in 1838 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The polar seas and regions by John Leslie( Book )

3 editions published in 1855 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Elements of natural philosophy : including mechanics and hydrostatics
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Alternative Names
John Leslie fisico scozzese

John Leslie (fysiker)

John Leslie natuurkundige

John Leslie schottischer Mathematiker und Physiker

Leslie 1766-1832 Professor

Leslie (John), Professor, 1766-1832

Leslie Professor

Leslie, Professor (John), 1766-1832

Philotechnus

Philotechnus 1766-1832

Джон Леслі

Лесли, Джон

جان لزلی ریاضی‌دان، زبان‌شناس، فیزیک‌دان، معلم، و مترجم بریتانیایی

جون لسلى

جون لسلي

ジョン・レスリー (物理学者)

约翰·莱斯利

Languages
English (559)

German (14)

Portuguese (13)