The Life of Isaac Newton

The Life of Isaac Newton

by Richard S. Westfall
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521477379

ISBN-13: 9780521477376

Pub. Date: 07/28/1994

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Isaac Newton's achievements in mathematics and physics marked the culmination of the movement that brought modern science into being. This abridgment of the author's Never at Rest makes his highly acclaimed portrait of one of the greatest scientists in history now accessible to general readers.

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Isaac Newton's achievements in mathematics and physics marked the culmination of the movement that brought modern science into being. This abridgment of the author's Never at Rest makes his highly acclaimed portrait of one of the greatest scientists in history now accessible to general readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521477376
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1994
Series:
Canto Book Series
Edition description:
ABR
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; A note about dates; 1. A sober, silent, thinking lad; 2. The solitary scholar; 3. Anni Mirabilis; 4. Lucasian professor; 5. Publication and crisis; 6. Rebellion; 7. Years of silence; 8. Principia; 9. Revolution; 10. The Mint; 11. President of the Royal Society; 12. The priority dispute; 13. Years of decline; Biographical essay; Index.

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