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The Resource Before Voltaire : the French origins of "Newtonian" mechanics, 1680-1715, J.B. Shank

Before Voltaire : the French origins of "Newtonian" mechanics, 1680-1715, J.B. Shank

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Before Voltaire : the French origins of "Newtonian" mechanics, 1680-1715
Title
Before Voltaire
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the French origins of "Newtonian" mechanics, 1680-1715
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J.B. Shank
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Language
eng
Summary
"We have grown accustomed to the idea that scientific theories are embedded in their place and time. But in the case of the development of mathematical physics in eighteenth-century France, the relationship was extremely close. In Before Voltaire, J.B. Shank shows that although the publication of Isaac Newton's Principia in 1687 exerted strong influence, the development of calculus-based physics is better understood as an outcome that grew from French culture in general. Before Voltaire explores how Newton's ideas made their way not just through the realm of French science, but into the larger world of society and culture of which Principia was an intertwined part. Shank also details a history of the beginnings of calculus-based mathematical physics that integrates it into the larger intellectual currents in France at the time, including the Battle of the Ancients and the Moderns, the emergence of wider audiences for science, and the role of the newly reorganized Royal Academy of Sciences. The resulting book offers an unprecedented cultural history of one the most important and influential elements of Enlightenment science."--
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Shank, John Bennett
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944.034-T
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non fiction
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  • Newton, Isaac
  • Newton, Isaac
  • Académie royale des sciences (France)
  • Mechanics
  • Mechanics
  • Mechanics, Analytic
  • Mechanics, Analytic
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Before Voltaire : the French origins of "Newtonian" mechanics, 1680-1715, J.B. Shank
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-430) and index
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rdacarrier
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  • txt
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Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction: translating Newton -- Part I. The Institutional Sources of Analytical Mechanics: Mathematics at the Académie Royale des Sciences in the Late Seventeenth Century: Chapter 2. Academic mathematics in France before 1699: the initial founding of the Academy and its legacies ; Chapter 3. Academic mathematics in France before 1699: the administrative turn at the Académie royale des sciences -- Part II. Beyond the Continental Translation of "Newtonian Mechanics": the Intellectual Roots of Analytical Mechanics: Chapter 4. The Newtonian sources of analytical mechanics ; Chapter 5. The new infinitesimal calculus and the Leibnizian origins of analytical mechanics ; Chapter 6. The Malebranchian moment in France and the cultural origins of analytical mechanics -- Part II. Making Analytical Mechanics in the New Académie Royale des Sciences, 1692-1715: Chapter 7. The beginnings of analytical mechanics, 1692-98 ; Chapter 8. Analytical mechanics within the new public academy: first steps, 1698-1700 ; Chapter 9. Analytical mechanics goes public: "la querelle des infiniment petits" ; Chapter 10. Managing toward consensus: Bignon, Fontenelle, and the creation of the pax Analytica in France -- Chapter 11. Coda: Newton and mathematical physics in France in the twilight of the Sun King
Control code
ocn975443585
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 444 pages
Isbn
9780226509297
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)975443585
Label
Before Voltaire : the French origins of "Newtonian" mechanics, 1680-1715, J.B. Shank
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-430) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction: translating Newton -- Part I. The Institutional Sources of Analytical Mechanics: Mathematics at the Académie Royale des Sciences in the Late Seventeenth Century: Chapter 2. Academic mathematics in France before 1699: the initial founding of the Academy and its legacies ; Chapter 3. Academic mathematics in France before 1699: the administrative turn at the Académie royale des sciences -- Part II. Beyond the Continental Translation of "Newtonian Mechanics": the Intellectual Roots of Analytical Mechanics: Chapter 4. The Newtonian sources of analytical mechanics ; Chapter 5. The new infinitesimal calculus and the Leibnizian origins of analytical mechanics ; Chapter 6. The Malebranchian moment in France and the cultural origins of analytical mechanics -- Part II. Making Analytical Mechanics in the New Académie Royale des Sciences, 1692-1715: Chapter 7. The beginnings of analytical mechanics, 1692-98 ; Chapter 8. Analytical mechanics within the new public academy: first steps, 1698-1700 ; Chapter 9. Analytical mechanics goes public: "la querelle des infiniment petits" ; Chapter 10. Managing toward consensus: Bignon, Fontenelle, and the creation of the pax Analytica in France -- Chapter 11. Coda: Newton and mathematical physics in France in the twilight of the Sun King
Control code
ocn975443585
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 444 pages
Isbn
9780226509297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)975443585

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