First published in 1962, this volume collects together some of Newton's most important scientific papers. Chosen primarily to illustrate Newton's ideas on the nature of matter, the papers afford valuable insights into Newton's development as a scientist and his ideas of the world that science explores. The six sections are entitled: Mathematics, Mechanics, Theory of Matter, Manuscripts related to the Principia, Education and Notes. Each section has a critical introduction to set the manuscripts in perspective and to discuss their implications. English translations of the Latin documents are given.
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- Date Published: December 1978
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521294362
- length: 448 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
- weight: 0.65kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
List of plates
A note on the History of Newton's Manuscripts
Newton manuscripts in the Cambridge University Library printed in this volume
Part I. Mathematics
Part II. Mechanics
Part III. Theory of Matter
Part IV. Manuscripts related to the Principia
Part V. Education
Part VI. Notes
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