Unpublished Scientific Papers of Isaac Newton: A selection from the Portsmouth Collection in the University Library, Cambridge by A. Rupert HallUnpublished Scientific Papers of Isaac Newton: A selection from the Portsmouth Collection in the University Library, Cambridge by A. Rupert Hall

Unpublished Scientific Papers of Isaac Newton: A selection from the Portsmouth Collection in the…

EditorA. Rupert Hall, Marie Boas Hall

Paperback | December 14, 1978

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First published in 1962, this volume collects together some of Newton's most important scientific papers. Chosen primarily to illustrate Newton's ideas on the nature of matter, the papers afford valuable insights into Newton's development as a scientist and his ideas of the world that science explores. The six sections are entitled: Mathematics, Mechanics, Theory of Matter, Manuscripts related to the Principia, Education and Notes. Each section has a critical introduction to set the manuscripts in perspective and to discuss their implications. English translations of the Latin documents are given.
Born at Woolsthorpe, England, Sir Isaac Newton was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge University, where he graduated in 1665. During the plague of 1666, he remained at Woolsthorpe, during which time he formulated his theory of fluxions (the infinitesimal calculus) and the main outlines of his theories of mechanics, astronomy, and o...
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Title:Unpublished Scientific Papers of Isaac Newton: A selection from the Portsmouth Collection in the…Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:December 14, 1978Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521294363

ISBN - 13:9780521294362

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Foreword; List of plates; Preface; A note on the History of Newton's Manuscripts; Newton manuscripts in the Cambridge University Library printed in this volume; Abbreviations; Part I. Mathematics; Part II. Mechanics; Part III. Theory of Matter; Part IV. Manuscripts related to the Principia; Part V. Education; Part VI. Notes; Index.