The Correspondence of Isaac Newton

The Correspondence of Isaac Newton

by Isaac Newton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521085934

ISBN-13: 9780521085939

Pub. Date: 10/16/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This first volume is particularly rich in matters of concern to the historian of science. It shows the young Newton in the plenitude of his powers; he himself wrote of the period at Woolsthorpe, which ended before any surviving letters of real consequence were written, 'for in those days I was in the prime of my age for invention, and minded Mathematics and Philosophy…  See more details below

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This first volume is particularly rich in matters of concern to the historian of science. It shows the young Newton in the plenitude of his powers; he himself wrote of the period at Woolsthorpe, which ended before any surviving letters of real consequence were written, 'for in those days I was in the prime of my age for invention, and minded Mathematics and Philosophy more than at any time since'. The main scientific topics with which these letters deal are the reflecting telescope; the early mathematical work; and the fundamental work on the decomposition of white light by the prism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521085939
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/16/2008
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates; Foreword; Introduction; Preface; The Correspondence.

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