The Mathematical Papers of Isaac Newton: Volume 6

The Mathematical Papers of Isaac Newton: Volume 6

by Isaac Newton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521045851

ISBN-13: 9780521045858

Pub. Date: 02/11/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume reproduces mathematically significant extracts from the extant manuscript record of Newton's researches during 1684–5 into the dynamical motion of bodies under the deviating action of a central force, and his subsequent struggles thereby to explain the observed motions of solar comets and of the moon. The short tract De motu Corporum, which Newton

Overview

This volume reproduces mathematically significant extracts from the extant manuscript record of Newton's researches during 1684–5 into the dynamical motion of bodies under the deviating action of a central force, and his subsequent struggles thereby to explain the observed motions of solar comets and of the moon. The short tract De motu Corporum, which Newton initially composed on this topic in the early autumn of 1684, was primarily built around his earlier proof that in the absence of external perturbation a planetary eclipse may be traversed under an inverse-square force pull to its solar focus, but also discussed the simplest case of resisted ballistic motion. In epilogue, excerpts from his abandoned grand scheme for revising the Principia in the early 1690s detail Newton's planned refinements to his printed exposition of central force, both simplifying and extending it, introducing therein a novel general fluxional measure of such force – but failing adequately to apply it to the primary case of conic motion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521045858
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/11/2008
Series:
Mathematical Papers of Sir Isaac Newton Series
Pages:
664
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Geometry and Dynamics of Motion: 1. Fundamental Investigations 'On the Motion of Bodies'; 2. Approaches to the Solution of Particular Problems; 3. The 'De Motu Corporum Liber Primus' Remodelled; Index of Names

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