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Reading the Principia : the debate on Newton's mathematical methods for natural philosophy from 1687 to 1736

Author: Niccolò Guicciardini
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Volume on the interpretation of Newton's Principia.

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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Isaac Newton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Niccolò Guicciardini
ISBN: 0521544033 9780521544030
OCLC Number: 52830962
Notes: Originally published: 1999.
Description: 292 pages : illustrations
Contents: Part one: Newton's methods --
Newton's methods of series and fluxions --
The mathematical methods of the Principia --
Part two: three readers --
Newton: between tradition and innovation --
Huygens: the Principia and proportion theory --
Leibniz: not equivalent in practice --
Part three: two schools --
Britain: in the wake of the Principia --
Basel: challenging the Principia --
Conclusion: Newtonians, Leibnizians and Eulerians.
Responsibility: Niccolò Guicciardini.

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