The Annus mirabilis of Sir Isaac Newton, 1666-1966 /

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Imprint:Cambridge, Mass. : M.I.T. Press, [1970 or 1]
Description:viii, 351 p. illus., facsims., ports. 27 cm.
Subject:Newton, Isaac, -- 1642-1727.
Newton, Isaac, -- 1642-1727
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Palter, Robert.
Notes:Expanded and revised version of papers and discussion comments originally presented at a conference on Newtonian studies, held at the University of Texas at Austin, Nov. 10-12, 1966. Cf. Pref. and dust jacket.
Includes bibliographical references.
Other form:Online version: Annus mirabilis of Sir Isaac Newton, 1666-1966. Cambridge, Mass., M.I.T. Press [1970 or 1]
Table of Contents:
  • [1.] Newton's life and society: The lad from Lincolnshire / Frank E. Manuel
  • Newton and his society / Christopher Hill
  • [2.] Newton's scientific achievements: Newton and the theory of matter / A. Rupert Hall and Marie Boas Hall
  • Sources and strengths of Newton's early mathematical thought / D.T. Whiteside
  • Uneasily fitful reflections on fits of easy transmission / Richard S. Westfall
  • Newton's and Leibniz' dynamics / Pierre Costabel (translated by J.M. Briggs, Jr.)
  • Newton's achievements in dynamics / John Herivel
  • Newton's second law and the concept of force in the Principia / I. Bernard Cohen
  • Reactions of late baroque mechanics to success, conjecture, error, and failure in Newton's Principia / C. Truesdell
  • Newtonian cosmology / E.L. Schücking
  • [3.] Philosophical analysis of Newton's scientific achievements: Newton and the inductive method / Robert Palter
  • Newtonian space-time / Howard Stein
  • The philosophical significance of Newton's science / Dudley Shapere
  • [4.] Newton's influence: The apotheosis of Newton in art / Francis Haskell
  • Mechanical philosophy and hypothetical physiology / William Coleman
  • The religious consequences of Newton's thought / John Herman Randall, Jr.