Isaac newton's Natural Philosophy (Relié)

Jed-Z Buchwald, I Bernard Cohen

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Newton studios have undergone radical changes in the last half-century as more of his work has been uncovered and more details of his life and intellectual context have come to light. This volume singles out two strands in recent Newton studios: the intellectual background to Newton's scientific thought and both specific and general aspects of his technical science. The essays make new claims concerning Newton's mathematical methods, experimental investigations, and motivations, as well as the effect that his long presence had on science in England. The book is divided into two parts. The essays in part I shed new light on Newton's motivations and the sources of his method. The essays in part II explore Newton's mathematical philosophy and his development of rational mechanics and celestial dynamics. An appendix includes the last paper by Newton biographer Richard W Westfall, examining some of the ways that mathematics came to be used in the age of Newton in pursuits and domains other than theoretical or rational mechanics.
  • MOTIVATIONS AND METHODS
    • To Twist the Meaning: Newton's Regulae Philosophandi Revisited
    • The Case of the Missing Author: The Title Page of Newton's Opticks (1704), with Notes on the Titles Page of Huygen's Traité de la lumière
    • Newton's Experiments on Diffraction and the Delayed Publication of the Opticks
    • Mathematicians and Naturalists: Sir Isaac Newton and the Royal Society
  • CELESTIAL DYNAMICS AND RATIONAL MECHANICS
    • Newton's Mature Dynamics: A Crooked Path Made Straight
    • Newton on the Moon's Variation and Apsidal Motion: The Need for a Newer "New Analysis"
    • Newton's Perturbation Methods for the Three-Body Problem and Their Application to Lunar Motion
    • Force, Continuity, and the Mathematisation of Motion at the end of the Seventeenth Century
    • The Newtonian Style in Book II of the Principia
  • Date de parution : 08/12/2000
  • Editeur : The MIT Press
  • ISBN : 0-262-02477-2
  • EAN : 9780262024778
  • Présentation : Relié
  • Nb. de pages : 354 pages
  • Poids : 1.66 Kg
  • Dimensions : 16,2 cm × 23,6 cm × 2,7 cm
Jed Z. Buchwald is Director of the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology and Bern Dibner Professor of the History of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I. Bernard Cohen is the Victor S. Thomas Professor Emeritus of the History of Science at Harvard University. His most recent books are Howard Aiken: Portrait of a Computer Pioneer (MIT Press, 1999) and the first completely new translation of Newton's Principia in the last 270 years.

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