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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 ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©1999.
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Isaac Newton's Principia is considered one of the masterpieces in the history of science. The mathematical methods employed by Newton in the Principia stimulated much debate among his contemporaries, especially Leibniz, Huygens, Bernoulli and Euler, who debated their merits and drawbacks. Among the questions they asked were: How should natural philosophy be mathematized?; Is it legitimate to use uninterpreted  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Guicciardini, Niccolò.
Reading the Principia.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©1999
(DLC) 98051726
(OCoLC)40359457
Named Person: Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton, Sir; Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton, Sir; Isaac Newton
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Niccolò Guicciardini
ISBN: 9780511674884 0511674880 9780511671630 0511671636
OCLC Number: 593327746
Description: 1 online resource (v, 285 pages) : illustrations
Contents: pt. 1. Newton's methods --
pt. 2. Three readers --
pt. 3. Two schools.
Responsibility: Niccolò Guicciardini.
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