Mensuration of superficies 1794?

Size
0.25 linear feet (1 volume)
Call number
MC 00300

Manuscript book which presents a series of problems involving measurement. The first part of the book concerns measuring the areas of plane surfaces; the second part concerns measuring the volumes of solids. Another section is titled "Navigation, or the Art of Sailing." In additon to the general problems of measuring the volumes of spheres, cones, dodecahedrons, and other figures, there are also pages that find the volume of hay stacks and the contents of casks. There are 112 illustrations and diagrams in ink, including 48 in various shades of gray wash to emphasize the three dimensional nature of the object drawn. A note on the front free endpaper says "Left Mr. Stubbs the 11th of May 1794."

Scope/content

Manuscript book which presents a series of problems involving measurement. The first part of the book concerns measuring the areas of plane surfaces; the second part concerns measuring the volumes of solids. Another section is titled "Navigation, or the Art of Sailing." In additon to the general problems of measuring the volumes of spheres, cones, dodecahedrons, and other figures, there are also pages that find the volume of hay stacks and the contents of casks. There are 112 illustrations and diagrams in ink, including 48 in various shades of gray wash to emphasize the three dimensional nature of the object drawn. A note on the front free endpaper says "Left Mr. Stubbs the 11th of May 1794."

Physical description

175 leaves : ill. ; 21 cm.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mensuration of superficies, MC 00300, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Unknown

Mensuration of superficies 1794?
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mensuration of superficies, MC 00300, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

North Carolina State University does not own copyright to this collection. Individuals obtaining materials from the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections Research Center are responsible for using the works in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.