Author:Patrick Murdoch

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Patrick Murdoch
(18th century – 1774)

English mathematician and writer


  • memoir of Thomson prefixed to the memorial edition of the poet's 'Works,' 2 vols. 4to, 1762, and to nearly all the later editions of 'The Seasons.'
  • To Colin Maclaurin's 'Account of Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophical Discoveries,' 4to, London, 1748, which he saw through the press for the benefit of the author's children, he prefixed an account of his life. '
  • Mercator's Sailing, applied to the true Figure of the Earth; with an Introduction (1741)
  • 'Philosophical Transactions' he communicated eight papers, two of which 'Trigonometry abridged,' 1758, and 'On Geographical Maps,' 1758, exist in the original manuscript among the Additional MSS. in the British Museum (No. 4440, arts. 564 and 565).
  • (partial tr.) New System of Geography (1762), in 6 vols., by Anton Friedrich Buesching

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