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The Resource The Cambridge companion to Newton, edited by Rob Iliffe, George E. Smith, (electronic resource)

The Cambridge companion to Newton, edited by Rob Iliffe, George E. Smith, (electronic resource)

Label
The Cambridge companion to Newton
Title
The Cambridge companion to Newton
Statement of responsibility
edited by Rob Iliffe, George E. Smith
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727) was one of the greatest scientists of all time, a thinker of extraordinary range and creativity who has left enduring legacies in mathematics and physics. While most famous for his Principia, his work on light and colour, and his discovery of the calculus, Newton devoted much more time to research in chemistry and alchemy, and to studying prophecy, church history and ancient chronology. This new edition of The Cambridge Companion to Newton provides authoritative introductions to these further dimensions of his endeavours as well as to many aspects of his physics. It includes a revised bibliography, a new introduction and six new chapters: three updating previous chapters on Newton's mathematics, his chemistry and alchemy and the reception of his religious views; and three entirely new, on his religion, his ancient chronology and the treatment of continuous and discontinuous forces in his second law of motion.--
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Provided by Publisher
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Iliffe, Rob
  • Smith, George E.
  • Cambridge University Press
Series statement
Cambridge books online
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  • Newton, Isaac
  • Physics
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Science
Label
The Cambridge companion to Newton, edited by Rob Iliffe, George E. Smith, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CCO9781139058568
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Rob Iliffe and George E. Smith -- Newton's philosophical analysis of space and time / Robert Disalle -- Newton's concepts of force and mass, with notes on the Laws of Motion / I. Bernard Cohen -- Instantaneous impulse and continuous force: the foundation of Newton's Principia / Bruce Pourciau -- The methodology of the Principia / George E. Smith -- Newton's argument for universal gravitation / William Harper -- Newton and celestial mechanics / Curtis Wilson -- Newton's optics and atomism / Alan E. Shapiro -- Newton's metaphysics / Howard Stein -- A brief introduction to the mathematical work of Isaac Newton / Niccolò Guicciardini -- Newton, active powers, and the mechanical philosophy / Alan Gabbey -- A preliminary reassessment of Newton's alchemy / William R. Newman -- The religion of Isaac Newton / Rob Iliffe -- Isaac Newton, historian / Mordechai Feingold -- Newton and eighteenth-century Christianity / Scott Mandelbrote -- Newton and the Leibniz-Clarke correspondence / Domenico Bertoloni Meli -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ybp13674233
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 637 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139058568
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)953827058
Label
The Cambridge companion to Newton, edited by Rob Iliffe, George E. Smith, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CCO9781139058568
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Rob Iliffe and George E. Smith -- Newton's philosophical analysis of space and time / Robert Disalle -- Newton's concepts of force and mass, with notes on the Laws of Motion / I. Bernard Cohen -- Instantaneous impulse and continuous force: the foundation of Newton's Principia / Bruce Pourciau -- The methodology of the Principia / George E. Smith -- Newton's argument for universal gravitation / William Harper -- Newton and celestial mechanics / Curtis Wilson -- Newton's optics and atomism / Alan E. Shapiro -- Newton's metaphysics / Howard Stein -- A brief introduction to the mathematical work of Isaac Newton / Niccolò Guicciardini -- Newton, active powers, and the mechanical philosophy / Alan Gabbey -- A preliminary reassessment of Newton's alchemy / William R. Newman -- The religion of Isaac Newton / Rob Iliffe -- Isaac Newton, historian / Mordechai Feingold -- Newton and eighteenth-century Christianity / Scott Mandelbrote -- Newton and the Leibniz-Clarke correspondence / Domenico Bertoloni Meli -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ybp13674233
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 637 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139058568
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)953827058

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