By François De Gandt
In this e-book François De Gandt introduces us to the examining of Newton's Principia in its personal phrases. the trail of entry that De Gandt proposes leads throughout the learn of the geometrization of strength. the result's a hugely unique meditation at the assets and that means of Newton's magnum opus.
In bankruptcy I De Gandt offers a translation of and designated statement on an prior and easier model of what in 1687 grew to become booklet I of the Principia; right here in clearer and starker define than within the ultimate model, the fundamental ideas of Newton's dynamics exhibit forth. bankruptcy II areas this dynamics within the highbrow context of previous efforts--the first seeds of celestial dynamics in Kepler, Galileo's conception of sped up movement, and Huygens's quantification of centrifugal force--and evaluates Newton's debt to those thinkers. bankruptcy III is a learn of the mathematical instruments utilized by Newton and their highbrow antecedents within the works of Galileo, Torricelli, Barrow, and different seventeenth-century mathematicians. the belief discusses the hot prestige of strength and reason within the technology that emerges from Newton's Principia.
Originally released in 1995.
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