Force And Geometry In Newtons Principia François De Gandt

ISBN: 9780691033679

Published: September 10th 1995

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297 pages


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Force And Geometry In Newtons Principia  by  François De Gandt

Force And Geometry In Newtons Principia by François De Gandt
September 10th 1995 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 297 pages | ISBN: 9780691033679 | 10.36 Mb

In this book Francois De Gandt introduces us to the reading of Newtons Principia in its own terms. The path of access that De Gandt proposes leads through the study of the geometrization of force. The result is a highly original meditation on theMoreIn this book Francois De Gandt introduces us to the reading of Newtons Principia in its own terms.

The path of access that De Gandt proposes leads through the study of the geometrization of force. The result is a highly original meditation on the sources and meaning of Newtons magnum opus.In Chapter I De Gandt presents a translation of and detailed commentary on an earlier and simpler version of what in 1687 became Book I of the Principia- here in clearer and starker outline than in the final version, the basic principles of Newtons dynamics show forth.

Chapter II places this dynamics in the intellectual context of earlier efforts--the first seeds of celestial dynamics in Kepler, Galileos theory of accelerated motion, and Huygenss quantification of centrifugal force--and evaluates Newtons debt to these thinkers. Chapter III is a study of the mathematical tools used by Newton and their intellectual antecedents in the works of Galileo, Torricelli, Barrow, and other seventeenth-century mathematicians.

The conclusion discusses the new status of force and cause in the science that emerges from Newtons Principia.Originally published in 1995.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions.

The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.



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