The Annus mirabilis of Sir Isaac Newton, 16661966. Edited by Robert Palter.

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George Washington  
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QC16.N7 A57 1970  Available  Request 
Other Authors 
Palter, Robert,

Subjects 
Newton, Isaac, 16421727
Newton, Isaac, 16421727. Newton, Isaac, Sir, 16421727. Newton, Isaac. 
Description 
viii, 351 pages illustrations, facsimiles, portraits 27 cm

Copyright Date 
[1970 or 1]

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. 1012, 1966. Cf. Pref. and dust jacket.
Includes bibliographical references. 
Summary 
At the beginning of 1665, when Isaac Newton was twentythree years old, he returned to his native village for a period of two years to escape the plague that had closed down Cambridge University. He later wrote that these years were his most fruitful and creative, and recalls in particular that in 1666 he developed the integral calculus, experimentally verified the composite nature of light, and refined his gravitational theory to the point that he was able to satisfy himself through calculation that the earth's gravity holds the moon in orbit. Recent Newtonian scholarship has effectively called his memory into question somewhat on these points, but the marvelous year of 1666 may surely be taken as symbolic of a decisive turning point in the history of human thought.

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. SchuÌˆcking  [3.] Philosophical analysis of Newton's scientific achievements: Newton and the inductive method / Robert Palter  Newtonian spacetime / 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.

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(OCoLC)187776
(OCoLC)ocm00187776 
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