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Let Newton be! By Edited by John Fauvel

Let Newton be!
by Edited by John Fauvel

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Historians have uncovered many facets of Newton's work from mathematics to theology, from mechanics to music and from optics to alchemy. This work serves as an introduction to Newton, exploring the various aspects of his life and work and assessing how he came to influence posterity so profoundly.
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Let Newton be! by Edited by John Fauvel

The work of historians has recently uncovered the great variety of Newton's work from mathematics to theology, from mechanics to music and from optics to alchemy. A major theme of this book is to explore these diverse facets and to show through examining our knowledge of their social context how they were all components of one person's work. The book assesses how Newton came to influence posterity so profoundly.

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About Edited by John Fauvel



About the Editors
John Fauvel is Lecturer in Mathematics at The Open University. Raymond Flood is Tutor in the Department of External Studies at the University of Oxford. Michael Shortland is Director of Research in the Department of External Studies at the University of Oxford. Robin Wilson is Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at The Open University.

Table of Contents


Newton's success, Derek Gjertsen; Newton's "Principia", John Roche; Newton's mathematical work, Jon Pepper; Newton's optics - the changing spectrum of science, Casper Hakfoort; the harmonic roots of Newtonian science, Penelope Gouk; Newton, matter and magic, John Henry; the secret life of an alchemist, Jan Golinski; the God of Isaac Newton, John Brooke; Newton and the wisdom of the ancients, Piyo Rattansi; anti-Newton, Geoffrey Cantor; Newton as national hero, Maureen McNeil; Newton and the twentieth century - a personal view, Sir Hermann Bondi.

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GOR003889619
Let Newton be! by Edited by John Fauvel
Edited by John Fauvel
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
1988-10-31
288
019853924X
9780198539247
N/A
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