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Isaac Newton on mathematical certainty and method

Author: Niccolò Guicciardini
Publisher: Cambridge MA : The MIT Press, 2011.
Series: Transformations : studies in the history of science and technology
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An analysis of Newton's mathematical work, from early discoveries to mature reflections, and a discussion of Newton's views on the role and nature of mathematics.

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Named Person: Isaac Newton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Niccolò Guicciardini
ISBN: 0262013177 0262516489 9780262013178 9780262516488
OCLC Number: 1040826554
Notes: Originally published: 2009.
Awards: Winner of 2011 Fernando Gil International Prize for the Philosophy of Science, presented by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (http://fernando-gil.org.pt/en/nominees/2011/winner/) 2011
Description: 422 pages : illustrations
Series Title: Transformations : studies in the history of science and technology
Responsibility: Niccolò Guicciardini.

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