Isaac Newtons Natural Philosophy Jed Z. Buchwald

ISBN: 9780262524254

Published: January 30th 2004

Paperback

400 pages


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Isaac Newtons Natural Philosophy  by  Jed Z. Buchwald

Isaac Newtons Natural Philosophy by Jed Z. Buchwald
January 30th 2004 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 400 pages | ISBN: 9780262524254 | 10.50 Mb

Newton studies 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 studies: theMoreNewton studies 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 studies: the intellectual background to Newtons scientific thought and both specific and general aspects of his technical science. The essays make new claims concerning Newtons 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 Newtons motivations and the sources of his method.

The essays in part II explore Newtons 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.



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