Never at Rest

A Biography of Isaac Newton

Author: Richard S. Westfall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521274357

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 908

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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.

The Life of Isaac Newton

Author: Richard S. Westfall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316453952

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Isaac Newton was indisputably one of the greatest scientists in history. His achievements in mathematics and physics marked the culmination of the movement that brought modern science into being. Richard Westfall's biography captures in engaging detail both his private life and scientific career, presenting a complex picture of Newton the man, and as scientist, philosopher, theologian, alchemist, public figure, President of the Royal Society, and Warden of the Royal Mint. An abridged version of his magisterial study Never at Rest (Cambridge, 1980), this concise biography makes Westfall's highly acclaimed portrait of Newton newly accessible to general readers.

Newton - Wie ein Arschloch das Universum neu erfand

Author: Florian Freistetter

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446256202

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 315

Im 17. Jahrhundert war es höchste Zeit, dass ein Genie auftauchte und Schneisen ins Dickicht des Unwissens schlug. Isaac Newton war dieses Genie. Und ein Arschloch. Science Buster Florian Freistetter zeigt, wie intrigant und hinterhältig Newton wirklich war und dass sein Hass auf Robert Hooke und Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz keine Grenzen kannte. Gleichzeitig beweist er, dass Newton die Physik niemals revolutioniert hätte, wenn er nicht solch ein Kotzbrocken gewesen wäre. Wenn Genialität auf Streitsucht trifft – und dabei ein kosmisches Arschloch herauskommt, davon erzählt Freistetters Buch mit schonungslosem Humor.

Isaac Newton

die Geburt des modernen Denkens

Author: James Gleick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783538071865

Category: Physicists

Page: 258

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Newton

Texts, Backgrounds, Commentaries

Author: Isaac Newton

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393959024

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 436

View: 9453

Contains a comprehensive collection of the life and works of Sir Isaac Newton covering his thoughts on alchemy and theory of matter, theology, mathematics, and other achievements and includes introductory essay, textual annotation, and chronology.

Newtons Werk

Die Begründung der modernen Naturwissenschaft

Author: FAUVEL,FLOOD,SHORTLAND,WILSON

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3034862237

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 325

View: 6675

Eine kurze Geschichte der Zeit

Author: Stephen Hawking

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644008612

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 575

Ist das Universum unendlich oder begrenzt? Hat die Raumzeit einen Anfang, den Urknall? Dehnt sie sich aus? Wird sie wieder in sich zusammenstürzen? Liefe die Zeit dann rückwärts? Welchen Platz im Universum nehmen wir ein? Und ist in den atemberaubenden Modellen der Kosmologen noch Platz für einen Gott? – Es sind existenzielle Fragen, mit denen sich Stephen Hawking befasst, Fragen, die Forschung und Lehre in den Zentren der modernen Physik ebenso bestimmen wie die Diskussion von Geisteswissenschaftlern. Dieses Meisterwerk eines Jahrhundert-Genies hat unsere Weltsicht verändert. Zugleich hat Stephen Hawking damit neue Maßstäbe für die Erklärung komplexer physikalischer Zusammenhänge gesetzt. In diesem Buch, weltweit inzwischen über zehn Millionen Mal verkauft, ist das Credo des großen Physikers enthalten und lebendig. «Der Physiker Stephen Hawking ist im Begriff, die Formel zu finden, die das Universum erklärt.» ZEIT-Magazin

The Construction of Modern Science

Mechanisms and Mechanics

Author: Richard S. Westfall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 171

View: 2212

This book examines the interplay between the Platonic-Pythagorean tradition and the mechanical philosophy during the 'scientific revolution'.

Alchemie

Lexikon einer hermetischen Wissenschaft

Author: Claus Priesner,Karin Figala

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406441066

Category: Alchemy

Page: 412

View: 1005

Essays on the Context, Nature, and Influence of Isaac Newton’s Theology

Author: J.E. Force,R.H. Popkin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400919441

Category: Philosophy

Page: 226

View: 4777

This collection of essays is the fruit of about fifteen years of discussion and research by James Force and me. As I look back on it, our interest and concern with Newton's theological ideas began in 1975 at Washington University in St. Louis. James Force was a graduate student in philosophy and I was a professor there. For a few years before, I had been doing research and writing on Millenarianism and Messianism in the 17th and 18th centuries, touching occasionally on Newton. I had bought a copy of Newton's Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John for a few pounds and, occasionally, read in it. In the Spring of 1975 I was giving a graduate seminar on Millenarian and Messianic ideas in the development of modem philosophy. Force was in the seminar. One day he came very excitedly up to me and said he wanted to write his dissertation on William Whiston. At that point in history, the only thing that came to my mind about Whiston was that he had published a, or the, standard translation of Josephus (which I also happened to have in my library. ) Force told me about the amazing views he had found in Whiston's notes on Josephus and in some of the few writings he could find in St. Louis by, or about, Whiston, who was Newton's successor as Lucasian Professor of mathematics at Cambridge and who wrote inordinately on Millenarian theology.

Sir Isaac Newton's Optik

oder, Abhandlung über Spiegelungen, Brechungen, Beugungen und Farben des Lichts (1704)

Author: Sir Isaac Newton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Optics

Page: N.A

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A History of the University of Cambridge:

Author: Peter Searby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521350600

Category: History

Page: 815

View: 4529

This volume describes the structure, constitution and curricula of the University of Cambridge and the part it played in the political life of Britain. For most of this period the University functioned largely as a seminary for the Church of England, and much attention is paid to the religious views of its members. The careers and intellectual achievements of some leading scholars are described in detail, while undergraduate life--social, sporting and academic--is examined through individual case studies. Special attention is paid to the movement to reform and modernize the University in the period 1830-70.

Eurekas and Euphorias

The Oxford Book of Scientific Anecdotes

Author: Walter Gratzer,Walter Bruno Gratzer

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198609407

Category: Science

Page: 357

View: 9134

A collection of scientific anecdotes from the past two thousand years offers insight into the personalities, friendships, rivalries, deceptions, hoaxes, tragedies, and mistakes that marked the history of science. (Science & Mathematics)

The Columbia History of Western Philosophy

Author: Richard Henry Popkin,Stephen F. Brown

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231101295

Category: Philosophy

Page: 836

View: 8179

A chronological survey of the evolution of Western philosophy provides historical analysis of the thought of key figures and schools and explores the broad influence of Jewish, Islamic, and Asian philosophy, the importance of women philosophers, and other topics. UP.

So baut man eine Zeitmaschine

eine Gebrauchsanweisung

Author: Paul C. W. Davies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492244220

Category:

Page: 173

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Sind Zeitreisen möglich? Läßt sich dieser alte Menschheitstraum verwirklichen? Paul Davies gibt überraschende Antworten und zeigt, wie eine Zeitmaschine gebaut werden kann - zumindest virtuell. Der Physiker und Kosmologe geht sein Thema originell und mit viel Lust an. Sein Buch ist der ultimative Reisebegleiter für Zeitreisende: fundiert, lehrreich, vergnüglich und unterhaltsam. Und nebenbei lernt man viel über Raum und Zeit, Relativität und andere knifflige Fragen moderner Physik. >Ein exzellent praktisches, wie auch handliches sowie subtil humorvolles Werk.

Principia Mathematica.

Author: Alfred North Whitehead,Bertrand Russell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Logic, Symbolic and mathematical

Page: 167

View: 2648

The Investigation of Difficult Things

Essays on Newton and the History of the Exact Sciences in Honour of D. T. Whiteside

Author: Peter M. Harman,Alan E. Shapiro

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521892667

Category: Science

Page: 548

View: 6206

A collection of twenty original essays on the history of science and mathematics. The topics covered embrace the main themes of Whiteside's scholarly work, emphasising Newtonian topics: mathematics and astronomy to Newton; Newton's manuscripts; Newton's Principia; Newton and eighteenth-century mathematics and physics; after Newton: optics and dynamics. The focus of these themes gives the volume considerable coherence. This volume of essays makes available important original work on Newton and the history of the exact sciences. This volume has been published in honour of D. T. Whiteside, famous for his edition of The Mathematical Papers of Isaac Newton.

Isaac Newton

Adventurer in Thought

Author: A. Rupert Hall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521566698

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 468

View: 1317

In this elegant, absorbing biography of Isaac Newton (1642-1727), Rupert Hall surveys the vast field of modern scholarship in order to interpret Newton's mathematical and experimental approach to nature. Mathematics was always the deepest, most innovative and productive of Newton's interests. However, he was also a historian, theologian, chemist, civil servant and natural philosopher. These diverse studies were unified in his single design as a Christian to explore every facet of God's creation. The exploration during the past forty years of Newton's huge manuscript legacy, has greatly altered previous stories of Newton's life, throwing new light on his personality and intellect. Hall's discussion of this research, first published in 1992, shows that Newton cannot simply be explained as a Platonist, or mystic. He remains a complex and enigmatic genius with an immensely imaginative and commonsensical mind.