The Cambridge Companion to Newton

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The Cambridge Companion to Newton

By I. Bernard Cohen

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Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727) was one of the greatest scientists of all time, a thinker of extraordinary range and creativity who has left enduring legacies in mathematics and the natural sciences. In this volume a team of distinguished contributors examine all the main aspects of Newton's thought, including not only his approach to space, time, mechanics, and universal gravity in his Principia, his research in optics, and his contributions to mathematics, but also his more clandestine investigations into alchemy, theology, and prophecy, which have sometimes been overshadowed by his mathematical and scientific interests.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Philosophy -> History & Surveys

The Cambridge Companion to Newton
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 4/25/02
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139816047
ISBN 13: 9781139816045
Print ISBN: 9780521651776

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