The Principia by Isaac Newton

The Principia
  • Title : The Principia
  • Author : Isaac Newton
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 0520935101
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In his monumental 1687 work Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, known familiarly as the Principia, Isaac Newton laid out in mathematical terms the principles of time, force, and motion that have guided the development of modern physical science. Even after more than three centuries and the revolutions of Einsteinian relativity and quantum mechanics, Newtonian physics continues to account for many of the phenomena of the observed world, and Newtonian celestial dynamics is used to determine the orbits of our space vehicles. This completely new translation, the first in 270 years, is based on the third (1726) edition, the final revised version approved by Newton; it includes extracts from the earlier editions, corrects errors found in earlier versions, and replaces archaic English with contemporary prose and up-to-date mathematical forms. Newton's principles describe acceleration, deceleration, and inertial movement; fluid dynamics; and the motions of the earth, moon, planets, and comets. A great work in itself, the Principia also revolutionized the methods of scientific investigation. It set forth the fundamental three laws of motion and the law of universal gravity, the physical principles that account for the Copernican system of the world as emended by Kepler, thus effectively ending controversy concerning the Copernican planetary system. The illuminating Guide to the Principia by I. Bernard Cohen, along with his and Anne Whitman's translation, will make this preeminent work truly accessible for today's scientists, scholars, and students.


The Principia: The Authoritative Translation and Guide by Sir Isaac Newton

The Principia: The Authoritative Translation and Guide
  • Title : The Principia: The Authoritative Translation and Guide
  • Author : Sir Isaac Newton
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 0520964810
  • Pages : 992
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In his monumental 1687 work, Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, known familiarly as the Principia, Isaac Newton laid out in mathematical terms the principles of time, force, and motion that have guided the development of modern physical science. Even after more than three centuries and the revolutions of Einsteinian relativity and quantum mechanics, Newtonian physics continues to account for many of the phenomena of the observed world, and Newtonian celestial dynamics is used to determine the orbits of our space vehicles. This authoritative, modern translation by I. Bernard Cohen and Anne Whitman, the first in more than 285 years, is based on the 1726 edition, the final revised version approved by Newton; it includes extracts from the earlier editions, corrects errors found in earlier versions, and replaces archaic English with contemporary prose and up-to-date mathematical forms. Newton's principles describe acceleration, deceleration, and inertial movement; fluid dynamics; and the motions of the earth, moon, planets, and comets. A great work in itself, the Principia also revolutionized the methods of scientific investigation. It set forth the fundamental three laws of motion and the law of universal gravity, the physical principles that account for the Copernican system of the world as emended by Kepler, thus effectively ending controversy concerning the Copernican planetary system. The illuminating Guide to Newton's Principia by I. Bernard Cohen makes this preeminent work truly accessible for today's scientists, scholars, and students.


Reading the Principia by Niccol- Guicciardini

Reading the Principia
  • Title : Reading the Principia
  • Author : Niccol- Guicciardini
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521544030
  • Pages : 292
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The mathematical methods employed by Newton in the Principia stimulated much debate among contemporaries. This book explains how Newton addressed these issues, taking into consideration the values that directed his research. It will be of interest to researchers and students in history and philosophy of science, physics, mathematics and astronomy.


The Principia: The Authoritative Translation and Guide by Isaac Newton,Julia Budenz

The Principia: The Authoritative Translation and Guide
  • Title : The Principia: The Authoritative Translation and Guide
  • Author : Isaac Newton,Julia Budenz
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 0520290879
  • Pages : 992
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In his monumental 1687 work,ÊPhilosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, known familiarly as theÊPrincipia, Isaac Newton laid out in mathematical terms the principles of time, force, and motion that have guided the development of modern physical science. Even after more than three centuries and the revolutions of Einsteinian relativity and quantum mechanics, Newtonian physics continues to account for many of the phenomena of the observed world, and Newtonian celestial dynamics is used to determine the orbits of our space vehicles. This authoritative, modern translation by I. Bernard Cohen and Anne Whitman, the first in more than 285 years, is based on the 1726 edition, the final revised version approved by Newton; it includes extracts from the earlier editions, corrects errors found in earlier versions, and replaces archaic English with contemporary prose and up-to-date mathematical forms. Newton's principles describe acceleration, deceleration, and inertial movement; fluid dynamics; and the motions of the earth, moon, planets, and comets. A great work in itself, theÊPrincipiaÊalso revolutionized the methods of scientific investigation. It set forth the fundamental three laws of motion and the law of universal gravity, the physical principles that account for the Copernican system of the world as emended by Kepler, thus effectively ending controversy concerning the Copernican planetary system. The illuminating Guide to Newton's PrincipiaÊby I. Bernard Cohen makes this preeminent work truly accessible for today's scientists, scholars, and students. Designed with collectors in mind, this deluxe edition has faux leather binding covered with a beautiful dustjacket. Ê


The Principia of Newton; with Notes ... Containing [Book I., Sect. 1-3] All that is Read at the University of Cambridge. By J. M. F. Wright, Etc by Sir Isaac Newton

The Principia of Newton; with Notes ... Containing [Book I., Sect. 1-3] All that is Read at the University of Cambridge. By J. M. F. Wright, Etc
  • Title : The Principia of Newton; with Notes ... Containing [Book I., Sect. 1-3] All that is Read at the University of Cambridge. By J. M. F. Wright, Etc
  • Author : Sir Isaac Newton
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A Short Introduction to the Principia [of Sir T. Newton]; or, the first step in physical astronomy by Richard ABBATT

A Short Introduction to the Principia [of Sir T. Newton]; or, the first step in physical astronomy
  • Title : A Short Introduction to the Principia [of Sir T. Newton]; or, the first step in physical astronomy
  • Author : Richard ABBATT
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  • Pages : 14
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The Principia and the Bible; a Critique [on the Newtonian System,] and an Argument. With an Appendix on the Scale of the Universe by Rev. James Alexander MACDONALD

The Principia and the Bible; a Critique [on the Newtonian System,] and an Argument. With an Appendix on the Scale of the Universe
  • Title : The Principia and the Bible; a Critique [on the Newtonian System,] and an Argument. With an Appendix on the Scale of the Universe
  • Author : Rev. James Alexander MACDONALD
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  • Pages : 238
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Principia by Isaac Newton

Principia
  • Title : Principia
  • Author : Isaac Newton
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  • Pages : 288
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The Principia by N.A

The Principia
  • Title : The Principia
  • Author : N.A
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AN ESSAY ON NEWTON'S "PRINCIPIA" by W. W. ROUSE BALL

AN ESSAY ON NEWTON'S
  • Title : AN ESSAY ON NEWTON'S "PRINCIPIA"
  • Author : W. W. ROUSE BALL
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Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy by Isaac Newton

Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy
  • Title : Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy
  • Author : Isaac Newton
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN Code : 9781722202071
  • Pages : 374
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Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy: Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica by Isaac Newton and translated into English by Andrew Motte, added to Newton's System of The World. Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Latin for Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy), often referred to as simply the Principia, is a work in three books by Isaac Newton, in Latin, first published 5 July 1687. After annotating and correcting his personal copy of the first edition, Newton published two further editions, in 1713 and 1726. The Principia states Newton's laws of motion, forming the foundation of classical mechanics; Newton's law of universal gravitation; and a derivation of Kepler's laws of planetary motion (which Kepler first obtained empirically). SINCE the ancients (as we are told by Pappus), made great account of the science of mechanics in the investigation of natural things : and the moderns, laying aside substantial forms and occult qualities, have endeavoured to subject the phenomena of nature to the laws of mathematics, I have in this treatise cultivated mathematics so far as it regards philosophy. The ancients considered mechanics in a twofold respect ; as rational, which proceeds accurately by demonstration ; and practical. To practical mechanics all the manual arts belong, from which mechanics took its name. But as artificers do not work with perfect accuracy, it comes to pass that mechanics is so distinguished from geometry, that what is perfectly accurate is called geometrical , what is less so, is called mechanical.


Sir Isaac Newton by Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton
  • Title : Sir Isaac Newton
  • Author : Sir Isaac Newton
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Summary of the Principia by Emanuel Swedenborg

Summary of the Principia
  • Title : Summary of the Principia
  • Author : Emanuel Swedenborg
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  • Pages : 66
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Robert Hooke by Michael Cooper,Michael Cyril William Hunter

Robert Hooke
  • Title : Robert Hooke
  • Author : Michael Cooper,Michael Cyril William Hunter
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN Code : 9780754653653
  • Pages : 335
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This volume represents a benchmark in the study of Robert Hooke (1635-1703), a genius whose wide-ranging achievements are at last receiving the recognition that they deserve. It brings together a comprehensive set of studies of different aspects of his life, thought and artistry, with sections on Hooke's life and reputation; his contributions to celestial mechanics and astronomy, and to speculative natural philosophy; the instruments that he designed; and his work in architecture and construction. The introduction places the studies in the context of our current understanding of Hooke and his milieu, while the book also contains a comprehensive bibliography.


Principia Mathematica to *56 by Alfred North Whitehead,Bertrand Russell

Principia Mathematica to *56
  • Title : Principia Mathematica to *56
  • Author : Alfred North Whitehead,Bertrand Russell
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0521626064
  • Pages : 410
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This abridged text of the most famous work ever written on the foundations of mathematics contains material that is most relevant to an introductory study of logic and the philosophy of mathematics.


A Physical Education Program for the Principia College ... by Howard Lippert Mitchell

A Physical Education Program for the Principia College ...
  • Title : A Physical Education Program for the Principia College ...
  • Author : Howard Lippert Mitchell
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  • Pages : 176
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The Principia Or The First Principles of Natural Things by Emanuel Swedenborg

The Principia Or The First Principles of Natural Things
  • Title : The Principia Or The First Principles of Natural Things
  • Author : Emanuel Swedenborg
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The Art of Extempore Speaking; Or, The Principia of Pulpit and Platform Oratory by Harold Ford

The Art of Extempore Speaking; Or, The Principia of Pulpit and Platform Oratory
  • Title : The Art of Extempore Speaking; Or, The Principia of Pulpit and Platform Oratory
  • Author : Harold Ford
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  • Pages : 104
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Newton's Principia by Isaac Newton,N. W. Chittenden

Newton's Principia
  • Title : Newton's Principia
  • Author : Isaac Newton,N. W. Chittenden
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  • Pages : 581
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The Principia by Sir Isaac Newton

The Principia
  • Title : The Principia
  • Author : Sir Isaac Newton
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • ISBN Code : 161614114X
  • Pages : 465
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Sir Isaac Newton's Principia Mathematica (Mathematical Principles) is considered to be among the finest scientific works ever published. His grand unifying idea of gravitation, with effects extending throughout the solar system, explains by one principle such diverse phenomena as the tides, the precession of the equinoxes, and the irregularities of the moon's motion. Newton's brilliant and revolutionary contributions to science explained the workings of a large part of inanimate nature mathematically and suggested that the remainder might be understood in a similar fashion. By taking known facts, forming a theory that explained them in mathematical terms, deducing consequences from the theory, and comparing the results with observed and experimental facts, Newton united, for the first time, the explication of physical phenomena with the means of prediction. By beginning with the physical axioms of the laws of motion and gravitation, he converted physics from a mere science of explanation into a general mathematical system.


A Catalogue of the Portsmouth Collection of Books and Papers Written by Or Belonging to Sir Isaac Newton by Sir Isaac Newton

A Catalogue of the Portsmouth Collection of Books and Papers Written by Or Belonging to Sir Isaac Newton
  • Title : A Catalogue of the Portsmouth Collection of Books and Papers Written by Or Belonging to Sir Isaac Newton
  • Author : Sir Isaac Newton
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  • Pages : 56
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The Problem of the Earth's Shape from Newton to Clairaut by John L. Greenberg

The Problem of the Earth's Shape from Newton to Clairaut
  • Title : The Problem of the Earth's Shape from Newton to Clairaut
  • Author : John L. Greenberg
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521385411
  • Pages : 781
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This book investigates the spread of Newtonian physics in the French scientific community during the eighteenth century.


Action and Reaction by Dolors Altaba-Artal

Action and Reaction
  • Title : Action and Reaction
  • Author : Dolors Altaba-Artal
  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780874134469
  • Pages : 324
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This volume grows out of a symposium commemorating the three-hundredth anniversary of the publication of Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, held at the University of Maryland and the Smithsonian Institution in 1987. Widely acknowledged to be the most important scientific work ever published, the 1687 Principia contains the first complete statement of principles that were to govern physical science into the nineteenth century Presented here is a sampling of the best current scholarship on the Principia, its context, and its influence. The essays reflect the depth of inquiry and diversity of research that have characterized the last generation of work on Newton. The volume opens with an essay by Richard S. Westfall that justifies claims that Newton was the "culmination of the scientific revolution." The I. Bernard Cohen essay that follows illustrates the difference between "mathematical principles" and "natural philosophy." Two complementary papers give new insights into the Newtonian foundations of celestial mechanics: William Harper analyzes Newton's argument for universal gravitation from the perspective of a philosopher of science; Michael S. Mahoney discusses the mathematical aspects of Newton's use of force law to determine planetary orbits. B. J. T. Dobbs uses her research on alchemy to develop an integrated view of Newton's work, while P. E. Spargo explores the alchemistic theme in his paper on chemical experiments. Studies of comets are linked to the seventeenth-century political context in a novel way by Simon Schaffer. Anita Guerrini proves that Newton's concepts of the structure of matter and ether inspired speculations about the nature of insanity, while Norriss Hetherington shows that Newton's formulation of natural laws served as an inspirational model for Adam Smith's formulation of economic laws. Arthur Donovan argues that Lavoisier's formulation of chemistry was not carried out in imitation of Newtonian natural philosophy but initiated a new tradition of "positive science." Frank Wilczek looks back from the perspective of contemporary physics and sees the seeds of modern ideas about transformations in Newton's admittedly speculative Queries. The volume concludes with a short overview by Dudley Shapere.


Descartes-Agonistes by John Schuster

Descartes-Agonistes
  • Title : Descartes-Agonistes
  • Author : John Schuster
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9400747454
  • Pages : 632
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This book reconstructs key aspects of the early career of Descartes from 1618 to 1633; that is, up through the point of his composing his first system of natural philosophy, Le Monde, in 1629-33. It focuses upon the overlapping and intertwined development of Descartes’ projects in physico-mathematics, analytical mathematics, universal method, and, finally, systematic corpuscular-mechanical natural philosophy. The concern is not simply with the conceptual and technical aspects of these projects; but, with Descartes’ agendas within them and his construction and presentation of his intellectual identity in relation to them. Descartes’ technical projects, agendas and senses of identity shifted over time, entangled and displayed great successes and deep failures, as he morphed from a mathematically competent, Jesuit trained graduate in neo-Scholastic Aristotelianism to aspiring prophet of a systematised corpuscular-mechanism, passing through stages of being a committed physico-mathematicus, advocate of a putative ‘universal mathematics’, and projector of a grand methodological dream. In all three dimensions—projects, agendas and identity concerns—the young Descartes struggled and contended, with himself and with real or virtual peers and competitors, hence the title ‘Descartes-Agonistes’.


The Cambridge Companion to Newton by Smith

The Cambridge Companion to Newton
  • Title : The Cambridge Companion to Newton
  • Author : Smith
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521656962
  • Pages : 500
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Newton's philosophical analysis of space and time /Robert Disalle --Newton's concepts of force and mass, with notes on the Laws of Motion /I. Bernard Cohen --Curvature in Newton's dynamics /J. Bruce Brackenridge and Michael Nauenberg --Methodology of the Principia /George E. Smith --Newton's argument for universal gravitation /William Harper --Newton and celestial mechanics /Curtis Wilson --Newton's optics and atomism /Alan E. Shapiro --Newton's metaphysics /Howard Stein --Analysis and synthesis in Newton's mathematical work /Niccolò Guicciardini --Newton, active powers, and the mechanical philosophy /Alan Gabbey --Background to Newton's chymistry /William Newman --Newton's alchemy /Karin Figala --Newton on prophecy and the Apocalypse /Maurizio Mamiani --Newton and eighteenth-century Christianity /Scott Mandelbrote --Newton versus Leibniz : from geomentry to metaphysics /A. Rupert Hall --Newton and the Leibniz-Clarke correspondence /Domenico Bertoloni Meli.


The Principia by Emanuel Swedenborg

The Principia
  • Title : The Principia
  • Author : Emanuel Swedenborg
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  • Pages : 784
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The First Three Sections of Newton's Principia by Isaac Newton

The First Three Sections of Newton's Principia
  • Title : The First Three Sections of Newton's Principia
  • Author : Isaac Newton
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  • Pages : 183
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The first three sections of Newton's Principia. With notes and illustr. by J. Carr by sir Isaac Newton

The first three sections of Newton's Principia. With notes and illustr. by J. Carr
  • Title : The first three sections of Newton's Principia. With notes and illustr. by J. Carr
  • Author : sir Isaac Newton
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Newton's Principia for the Common Reader by Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Newton's Principia for the Common Reader
  • Title : Newton's Principia for the Common Reader
  • Author : Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 019852675X
  • Pages : 593
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Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica provides a coherent and deductive presentation of his discovery of the universal law of gravitation. It is very much more than a demonstration that 'to us it is enough that gravity really does exist and act according to the laws which we have explained and abundantly serves to account for all the motions of the celestial bodies and the sea'. It is important to us as a model of all mathematical physics. Representing a decade's work from a distinguished physicist, this is the first comprehensive analysis of Newton's Principia without recourse to secondary sources. Professor Chandrasekhar analyses some 150 propositions which form a direct chain leading to Newton's formulation of his universal law of gravitation. In each case, Newton's proofs are arranged in a linear sequence of equations and arguments, avoiding the need to unravel the necessarily convoluted style of Newton's connected prose. In almost every case, a modern version of the proofs is given to bring into sharp focus the beauty, clarity, and breath-taking economy of Newton's methods. Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar is one of the most reknowned scientists of the twentieth century, whose career spanned over 60 years. Born in India, educated at the University of Cambridge in England, he served as Emeritus Morton D. Hull Distinguished Service Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Chicago, where he has was based from 1937 until his deathin 1996. His early research into the evolution of stars is now a cornerstone of modern astrophysics, and earned him the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1983. Later work into gravitational interactions between stars, the properties of fluids, magnetic fields, equilibrium ellipsoids, and black holes has earned him awards throughout the world, including the Gold Medal from the Royal Astronomical Society in London (1953), the National Medal of Science in the United States (1966), and the Copley Medal from the Royal Society (1984). His many publications include Radiative transfer (1950), Hydrodynamic and hydromagnetic stability (1961), and The mathematical theory of black holes (1983), each being praised for its breadth and clarity. Newton's Principia for the common reader is the result of Professor Chandrasekhar's profound admiration for a scientist whose work he believed is unsurpassed, and unsurpassable.


The Medical Revolution of the Seventeenth Century by Roger French,French Roger,Roger Kenneth French,Andrew Wear

The Medical Revolution of the Seventeenth Century
  • Title : The Medical Revolution of the Seventeenth Century
  • Author : Roger French,French Roger,Roger Kenneth French,Andrew Wear
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521355100
  • Pages : 328
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This consideration of the underlying forces which helped to produce a revolution in 17th century medicine sets out to show how, in the period between 1630 and 1730, medicine came to represent something more than a marginal activity and was influenced by the current developments of the day.


The Pendulum by Michael Matthews,Colin F. Gauld,Arthur Stinner

The Pendulum
  • Title : The Pendulum
  • Author : Michael Matthews,Colin F. Gauld,Arthur Stinner
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9781402035265
  • Pages : 542
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The pendulum is a universal topic in primary and secondary schools, but its full potential for learning about physics, the nature of science, and the relationships between science, mathematics, technology, society and culture is seldom realised. Contributions to this 32-chapter anthology deal with the science, history, methodology and pedagogy of pendulum motion. There is ample material for the richer and more cross-disciplinary treatment of the pendulum from elementary school to high school, and through to advanced university classes. Scientists will value the studies on the physics of the pendulum; historians will appreciate the detailed treatment of Galileo, Huygens, Newton and Foucault’s pendulum investigations; psychologists and educators will learn from the papers on Piaget; teachers will welcome the many contributions to pendulum pedagogy. All readers will come away with a new awareness of the importance of the pendulum in the foundation and development of modern science; and for its centrality in so many facets of society and culture.


Magnificent Principia by Colin Pask

Magnificent Principia
  • Title : Magnificent Principia
  • Author : Colin Pask
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • ISBN Code : 1633885690
  • Pages : 528
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Will help you appreciate and understand the significance of Isaac Newton's masterpiece--what many regard as the greatest scientific contribution of all time. Despite its dazzling reputation, Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, or simply the Principia, remains a mystery for many people. Few of even the most intellectually curious readers, including professional scientists and mathematicians, have actually looked in the Principia or appreciated its contents. Mathematician Colin Pask seeks to remedy this deficit with this accessible guided tour through Newton's masterpiece. Using the final edition of the Principia, Pask clearly demonstrates how it sets out Newton's (and now our) approach to science, how the framework of classical mechanics is established, how terrestrial phenomena like the tides and projectile motion are explained, and how we can understand the dynamics of the solar system and the paths of comets. He also includes scene-setting chapters about Newton himself and scientific developments in his time, as well as chapters about the reception and influence of the Principia up to the present day. Now in paperback with a new preface, this lucidly written work makes Newton's landmark achievement comprehensible to lay readers.


So, Where'd You Go to High School? Vol. 2 by Dan Dillon

So, Where'd You Go to High School? Vol. 2
  • Title : So, Where'd You Go to High School? Vol. 2
  • Author : Dan Dillon
  • Publisher : Virginia Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9781891442339
  • Pages : 260
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Author Dan Dillon presents an entertaining look back at the high school careers of St. Louis' Baby Boomers. Vol. 2 of "So, Where'd You Go to High School?" covers the 1950s through the 1980s and features lots of trivia, fun facts, local celebrities, and hundreds of photos.


Descartes' System of Natural Philosophy by Stephen Gaukroger,Senior Lecturer in Philosophy Stephen Gaukroger

Descartes' System of Natural Philosophy
  • Title : Descartes' System of Natural Philosophy
  • Author : Stephen Gaukroger,Senior Lecturer in Philosophy Stephen Gaukroger
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521005258
  • Pages : 258
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Towards the end of his life, Descartes published the first four parts of a projected six-part work, The Principles of Philosophy. This was intended to be the definitive statement of his complete system of philosophy. Gaukroger examines the whole system, and reconstructs the last two parts from Descartes' other writings.


The Oxford Handbook of the History of Mathematics by Eleanor Robson,Jacqueline Stedall

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Mathematics
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of the History of Mathematics
  • Author : Eleanor Robson,Jacqueline Stedall
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191607444
  • Pages : 926
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  • Language : English
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This Handbook explores the history of mathematics under a series of themes which raise new questions about what mathematics has been and what it has meant to practise it. It addresses questions of who creates mathematics, who uses it, and how. A broader understanding of mathematical practitioners naturally leads to a new appreciation of what counts as a historical source. Material and oral evidence is drawn upon as well as an unusual array of textual sources. Further, the ways in which people have chosen to express themselves are as historically meaningful as the contents of the mathematics they have produced. Mathematics is not a fixed and unchanging entity. New questions, contexts, and applications all influence what counts as productive ways of thinking. Because the history of mathematics should interact constructively with other ways of studying the past, the contributors to this book come from a diverse range of intellectual backgrounds in anthropology, archaeology, art history, philosophy, and literature, as well as history of mathematics more traditionally understood. The thirty-six self-contained, multifaceted chapters, each written by a specialist, are arranged under three main headings: 'Geographies and Cultures', 'Peoples and Practices', and 'Interactions and Interpretations'. Together they deal with the mathematics of 5000 years, but without privileging the past three centuries, and an impressive range of periods and places with many points of cross-reference between chapters. The key mathematical cultures of North America, Europe, the Middle East, India, and China are all represented here as well as areas which are not often treated in mainstream history of mathematics, such as Russia, the Balkans, Vietnam, and South America. A vital reference for graduates and researchers in mathematics, historians of science, and general historians.


Contemporary Newtonian Research by Z. Bechler,Zev Bechler

Contemporary Newtonian Research
  • Title : Contemporary Newtonian Research
  • Author : Z. Bechler,Zev Bechler
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9789027713032
  • Pages : 241
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  • Language : English
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them in his cheat-preface to Copernicus De Revolutionibus, but the main change in their import has been that whereas Osiander defended Copernicus, Mach and Duhem defended science. The modem conception of hypothetico deductive science is, again, geared to defend the respectability of science in much the same way: the physical interpretation, it says, is merely and always hypothetical, and so the scientist is never really committed to it. Hence, when science sheds the physical interpretation off its mathematical skeleton as time and refutation catch up with it, the scientist is not really caught in error, for he never was committed to this interpretation in the first place. This is the apologetic essence of present day, Popper-like, versions of the idea of science as a mathematical-core-cum-interpretational shell. This is also Cohen's view, for it aims to free Newton of any existential commitment to which his theory might allegedly commit him. It will be readily seen that Cohen regards this methodological distinction between mathematics and physics to be the backbone of the Newtonian revolution in science (which is, in its tum, the climax of the whole Scientific Revolution) for a very clear reason: it enables us to argue that Newton could use freely the new concept of centripetal force, even though he did not be lieve in physical action at a distance and could not conceive how such a force could act to produce its effects". ([3] pp.


Between Demonstration and Imagination by John David North,Lodi W. Nauta,Arie Johan Vanderjagt

Between Demonstration and Imagination
  • Title : Between Demonstration and Imagination
  • Author : John David North,Lodi W. Nauta,Arie Johan Vanderjagt
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • ISBN Code : 9789004114685
  • Pages : 424
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  • Language : English
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The essays in this volume reflect the wide-ranging interests of John D. North, distinguished historian of science and philosophy. They take up various themes to which he has made important contributions: the development of scientific knowledge and methodology, the style of scientific and philosophical thought, and the uses of scientific knowledge in the making of instruments or the casting of horoscopes. These essays will be of much interest to all historians of science and philosophy.


A History of Physical Theories of Comets, From Aristotle to Whipple by Tofigh Heidarzadeh

A History of Physical Theories of Comets, From Aristotle to Whipple
  • Title : A History of Physical Theories of Comets, From Aristotle to Whipple
  • Author : Tofigh Heidarzadeh
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 1402083238
  • Pages : 278
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  • Language : English
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Although the development of ideas about the motion and trajectory of comets has been investigated piecemeal, we lack a comprehensive and detailed survey of ph- ical theories of comets. The available works either illustrate relatively short periods in the history of physical cometology or portray a landscape view without adequate details. The present study is an attempt to review – with more details – the major physical theories of comets in the past two millennia, from Aristotle to Whipple. My research, however, did not begin with antiquity. The basic question from which this project originated was a simple inquiry about the cosmic identity of comets at the dawn of the astronomical revolution: how did natural philosophers and astronomers define the nature and place of a new category of celestial objects – comets – after Brahe’s estimation of cometary distances? It was from this turning point in the history of cometary theories that I expanded my studies in both the pre-modern and modern eras. A study starting merely from Brahe and ending with Newton, without covering classical and medieval thought about comets, would be incomplete and leave the fascinating achievements of post-Newtonian cometology unexplored.


Selected Philosophical and Scientific Writings by Emilie Du Châtelet

Selected Philosophical and Scientific Writings
  • Title : Selected Philosophical and Scientific Writings
  • Author : Emilie Du Châtelet
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN Code : 0226168085
  • Pages : 456
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  • Language : English
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Though most historians remember her as the mistress of Voltaire, Emilie Du Châtelet (1706–49) was an accomplished writer in her own right, who published multiple editions of her scientific writings during her lifetime, as well as a translation of Newton’s Principia Mathematica that is still the standard edition of that work in French. Had she been a man, her reputation as a member of the eighteenth-century French intellectual elite would have been assured. In the 1970s, feminist historians of science began the slow work of recovering Du Châtelet’s writings and her contributions to history and philosophy. For this edition, Judith P. Zinsser has selected key sections from Du Châtelet’s published and unpublished works, as well as related correspondence, part of her little-known critique of the Old and New Testaments, and a treatise on happiness that is a refreshingly uncensored piece of autobiography—making all of them available for the first time in English. The resulting volume will recover Châtelet’s place in the pantheon of French letters and culture.


History of Inductive Sciences by William Whewell

History of Inductive Sciences
  • Title : History of Inductive Sciences
  • Author : William Whewell
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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