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Isaac Newton on mathematical certainty and method

Author: Niccolò Guicciardini
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2009.
Series: Transformations (M.I.T. Press)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An analysis of Newton's mathematical work, from early discoveries to mature reflections, & a discussion of Newton's views on the role & nature of mathematics, in this book Guicciardini reconstructs Newton's own method by extracting it from his concrete practice.
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Guicciardini, Niccolò.
Isaac Newton on mathematical certainty and method.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2009
(DLC) 2008053211
(OCoLC)282968643
Named Person: Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton, Sir
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Niccolò Guicciardini
ISBN: 9780262258869 0262258862
OCLC Number: 471873760
Awards: Winner of Fernando Gil International Prize for the Philosophy of Science 2011.
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 422 p.) : ill.
Contents: Newton on mathematical method --
Newton on certainty in optical lectures --
Descartes on method and certainty in the Geometrie --
Against Descartes on determinate problems --
Against Descartes on indeterminate problems --
Beyond the Cartesian cannon : the enumeration of cubics --
The method of series --
The analytical method of fluxions --
The synthetic method of fluxions --
The principia --
Hidden common analysis --
Hidden new analysis --
Geometry and mechanics --
Analysis and synthesis --
The quarrel with Leibniz : a brief overview --
Scribal publication, 1672-1699 --
Fluxions in print, 1700-1715.
Series Title: Transformations (M.I.T. Press)
Responsibility: Niccolò Guicciardini.
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