Never at Rest: A Biography of Isaac Newton

Never at Rest: A Biography of Isaac Newton

by Richard S. Westfall, Cambridge University Press
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521274354

ISBN-13: 9780521274357

Pub. Date: 04/28/1983

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This richly detailed 1981 biography captures both the personal life and the scientific career of Isaac Newton, presenting a fully rounded picture of Newton the man, the scientist, the philosopher, the theologian, and the public figure. Professor Westfall treats all aspects of Newton's career, but his account centres on a full description of Newton's achievements in…  See more details below

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This richly detailed 1981 biography captures both the personal life and the scientific career of Isaac Newton, presenting a fully rounded picture of Newton the man, the scientist, the philosopher, the theologian, and the public figure. Professor Westfall treats all aspects of Newton's career, but his account centres on a full description of Newton's achievements in science. Thus the core of the work describes the development of the calculus, the experimentation that altered the direction of the science of optics, and especially the investigations in celestial dynamics that led to the law of universal gravitation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521274357
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1983
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
928
Sales rank:
1,164,290
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.85(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; A note about dates; Abbreviations used in footnotes; 1. The discovery of a new world; 2. A sober, silent, thinking lad; 3. The solitary scholar; 4. Resolving problems by motion; 5. Anni mirabiles; 6. Lucasian professor; 7. Publication and crisis; 8. Rebellion; 9. Years of silence; 10. Principia; 11. Revolution; 12. The Mint; 13. President of the Royal Society; 14. The priority dispute; 15. Years of decline; Bibliographical essay; List of illustrations; Index.

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