Isaac Newton's Natural Philosophy

Isaac Newton's Natural Philosophy

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Shedding new light on the intellectual context of Newton's scientific thought, this book explores the development of his mathematical philosophy, rational mechanics, and celestial dynamics. An appendix includes the last paper written by Newton biographer Richard S. Westfall.The diagram for Proposition 25 (here figure 6.1) shows a circular orbit CADB for the moon; the moon is at P, the earth at S, and ... (In Newtona#39;s text a designation like aquot;SQaquot; signifies either the length of a line or the magnitude of an acceleration, anbsp;...

Title:Isaac Newton's Natural Philosophy
Author:Jed Z. Buchwald, I. Bernard Cohen
Publisher:MIT Press - 2004-01


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