Ex Phisicis Institutionibus, 1769


Date: 1769 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, 200 p.


This work contains some material on electricity. There are also 14 plates, representing the essential elements of mathematics, physics, and cosmography.

Background note

Giambatista (aka. Giovanni Battista) Beccaria, a professor of experimental physics, taught at the University of Turin.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 100 p.

Early American History Note

Giovanni Battista Beccaria was a leading scientist in eighteenth century Italy. In addition to the manuscript collection, the APS also has a bound handwritten volume of Beccaria entitled Ex Phisics Institutionibus. This volume has the feel of a textbook with chapters on different subjects, most dealing with electricity. The back of the book contains fourteen plates. These plates contain diagrams on weights and measures, mechanics, astronomy, and mathematics.

Indexing Terms


  • Educational Material
  • Engravings.
  • Foreign Language
  • Manuscript Essays
  • Scientific Data

Personal Name(s)

  • Beccaria, Giambatista, 1716-1781
  • Heller, F. Thomas
  • Heller, F. Thomas


  • Copernican system
  • Cosmography.
  • Education
  • Electricity -- Early works to 1850.
  • Electricity -- Experiments.
  • Mathematics -- Research -- Italy.
  • Natural history
  • Physics -- Research -- Italy.
  • Science and technology