Westfall, Richard S.
Most widely held works about Richard S Westfall
Most widely held works by Richard S Westfall
Never at rest : a biography of Isaac Newton by Richard S Westfall ( Book )
29 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,728 libraries worldwide
The life of Isaac Newton by Richard S Westfall ( Book )
33 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,296 libraries worldwide
Westfall presents both the personal life and the scientific career of Isaac Newton, the man, the scientist, the philosopher, the theologian, and the public figure.
Science and religion in seventeenth-century England by Richard S Westfall ( Book )
18 editions published between 1958 and 1973 in English and held by 1,193 libraries worldwide
The construction of modern science : mechanisms and mechanics by Richard S Westfall ( Book )
37 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 994 libraries worldwide
This introduction to the history of science in the seventeenth century examines the so-called scientific revolution in terms of the interplay between two major themes. The Platonic-Pythagorean tradition looked on nature in geometric terms with the conviction that the cosmos was constructed according to the principles of mathematical order, while the mechanical philosophy conceived of nature as a huge machine and sought to explain the hidden mechanisms behind phenomena. Pursuing different goals, these two movements of thought tended to conflict with each other, and more than the obviously mathematical sciences were affected - the influence spread as far as chemistry and the life sciences. As this book demonstrates, the full fruition of the scientific revolution required a resolution of the tension between the two dominant trends.-Back cover.
Foundations of scientific method: the nineteenth century ( Book )
13 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in English and held by 892 libraries worldwide
Religion, science, and worldview : essays in honor of Richard S. Westfall ( Book )
8 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 539 libraries worldwide
Force in Newton's physics: the science of dynamics in the seventeenth century by Richard S Westfall ( Book )
4 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 525 libraries worldwide
Steps in the scientific tradition; readings in the history of science by Richard S Westfall ( Book )
3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 482 libraries worldwide
Edited but extensive excerpts from original authors, with a bevy of biographical data included. Includes, inter alia, Harvey, Galileo, Newton, Aristotle, Darwin, Lavoisier, Descartes.
Essays on the trial of Galileo by Richard S Westfall ( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 331 libraries worldwide
Newton : texts, backgrounds, commentaries by Isaac Newton ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
Contains a comprehensive collection of the life and works of Sir Isaac Newton covering his thoughts on alchemy and theory of matter, theology, mathematics, and other achievements and includes introductory essay, textual annotation, and chronology.
Sir Isaac Newton the gravity of genius ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
By the age of 23, he had laid the foundations for calculus, the laws of gravity, motion and inertia, and begun experiments on light. His major work is called 'The Principia'. Isaac Newton has been called the Father of Modern Science. His incredible body of work represents arguably the greatest contribution to science ever made by an individual. But despite living at the vibrant center of an inspired social scene, his personal life was marked by loneliness. Examine the many discoveries and private fears of this remarkable man.
Newton : 1642-1727 by Richard S Westfall ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Une biographie qui met l'accent sur l'activité scientifique de Newton : elle éclaire en outre les controverses avec l'astronome Flamsteed, et surtout la dispute avec Leibniz, qui dura vingt ans, sur la primauté concernant le calcul infinitésimal.
Newton and the scientific revolution : an exhibition by Richard S Westfall ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
The trial of Galileo : Bellarmino, Galileo, and the clash of two worlds by Richard S Westfall ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Catalog of the scientific community in the 16th and 17th centuries ( Book )
in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
"This catalog is a collection of 631 detailed biographies on members of the scientific community during the 16th and 17th centuries with vital facts about each individual and their contributions to science.... All individuals in the catalog are systematically described by ten categories using twenty searchable fields" - main screen.
Force in Newton's physics by Richard S Westfall ( Book )
4 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The construction of modern science : Mechanisms and mechanics ( Book )
4 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Out of Galileo : the science of waters : 1628-1718 by Cesare S Maffioli ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
La construcción de la ciencia moderna : mecanismos y mecánica by Richard S Westfall ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in Spanish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Newton : texts, backgrounds, commentaries by Isaac Newton ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Alchemy Archives Astronomers Astronomy, Renaissance Bellarmino, Roberto Francesco Romolo,--Saint,--1542-1621 Bible. Bibliography--Catalogs Biography Boyle, Robert,--1627-1691 Calculus Catalogs Catholic Church Celestial mechanics Church history Church history Conference proceedings Dynamics Early works England English language--Study and teaching--Chinese speakers Europe Galilei, Galileo,--1564-1642 Gravity Great Britain History Inertia (Mechanics) Inquisition Italy Jesuits Libraries Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington) Manuscripts, English Mean value theorems (Calculus) Mechanics Motion Newton, Isaac,--Sir,--1642-1727 Physicists Physics Principia (Newton, Isaac, Sir) Rare books Records and correspondence Religion Religion and science Science Science--Methodology Science--Philosophy Science--Social aspects Scientists Theology, Doctrinal Westfall, Richard S