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Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton

Volume 2

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  • Date Published: December 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108025577

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  • Sir David Brewster (1781–1868) was a Scottish physicist, mathematician, astronomer, inventor, and writer of international reputation. His biography of Sir Isaac Newton, published in 1855 and reissued in 1860, was the result of over twenty years' research, undertaken while publishing hundreds of scientific papers of his own. Brewster made use of previously unknown correspondence by Newton, and his own scientific interests, particularly in optics, meant that he was able to understand and explain Newton's work. It covered the many facets of Newton's personality and work, remaining the best available study of Newton for over a century. Brewster reveals much about the science of his own time in his handling of earlier centuries, and as a cleric was obviously uncomfortable about the evidence of Newton's unorthodox religious views and alchemical studies. Volume 2 covers the period from the dispute with Leibniz to Newton's death, and considers his posthumous reputation.

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    • Date Published: December 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108025577
    • length: 454 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 26 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    15. Nicolas Facio de Duillier attacks Leibnitz
    16. Newton declines taking orders
    17. Newton's health impaired
    18. Newton occupied with the lunar theory
    19. No mark of national gratitude conferred on Newton
    20. Sir Isaac is anxious to have the Greenwich Observations published
    21. Dissensions in the Royal Society
    22. Leibnitz attacks Netwon's Philosophy
    23. The Princess of Wales obtains from Newton a manuscript abstract of his system of chronology
    24. Theological writings of Newton
    25. Sir Isaac's early study of chemistry
    26. Newton's first attack of ill health, and his recovery
    27. Permanence of Newton's reputation
    Appendix
    Index.

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    David Brewster

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