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The Newtonian revolution : with illustrations of the transformation of scientific ideas, I. Bernard Cohen, (electronic resource)

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The Newtonian revolution : with illustrations of the transformation of scientific ideas
Title
The Newtonian revolution
Title remainder
with illustrations of the transformation of scientific ideas
Statement of responsibility
I. Bernard Cohen
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This volume presents Professor Cohen's original interpretation of the revolution that marked the beginnings of modern science and set Newtonian science as the model for the highest level of achievement in other branches of science. It shows that Newton developed a special kind of relation between abstract mathematical constructs and the physical systems that we observe in the world around us by means of experiment and critical observation. The heart of the radical Newtonian style is the construction on the mind of a mathematical system that has some features in common with the physical world; this system s then modified when the deductions and conclusions drawn from it are tested against the physical universe. Using this system Newton was able to make his revolutionary innovations in celestial mechanics and, ultimately, create a new physics of central forces and the law of universal gravitation. Building on his analysis of Newton's methodology, Professor Cohen explores the fine structure of revolutionary change and scientific creativity in general. This is done by developing the concept of scientific change as a series of transformations of ecxisting ideas. It is shown that such transformation is characteristic of many aspects of the sciences and that the concept of scientific change by transformation suggests a new way of examining the very nature of scientific creativity.--
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1914-2003
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Cohen, I. Bernard
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Newton, Isaac
  • Physics
  • Science
Label
The Newtonian revolution : with illustrations of the transformation of scientific ideas, I. Bernard Cohen, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511665370
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Publication
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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Contents
pt. I. The Newtonian revolution and the Newtonian style. 1. The Newtonian revolution in science -- 2. Revolution in science and the Newtonian revolution as historical concepts -- 3. The Newtonian revolution and the Newtonian style -- pt. II. Transformations of scientific ideas. 4. The transformation of scientific ideas -- 5. Newton and Kepler's laws: stages of transformation leading toward universal gravitation
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CR9780511665370
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 404 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
9780521229647
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726826427
Label
The Newtonian revolution : with illustrations of the transformation of scientific ideas, I. Bernard Cohen, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511665370
Publication
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
pt. I. The Newtonian revolution and the Newtonian style. 1. The Newtonian revolution in science -- 2. Revolution in science and the Newtonian revolution as historical concepts -- 3. The Newtonian revolution and the Newtonian style -- pt. II. Transformations of scientific ideas. 4. The transformation of scientific ideas -- 5. Newton and Kepler's laws: stages of transformation leading toward universal gravitation
Control code
CR9780511665370
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 404 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
9780521229647
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726826427

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