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Never at Rest: A Biography of Isaac Newton

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This richly detailed 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.

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This richly detailed biography captures both the personal life and the scientific career of Isaac Newton.

Synopsis:

Destined to become the standard biography of Isaac Newton, this meticulously detailed work centers on his scientific career, but also deals with every facet of his life. Westfall has drawn on recent research which has fundamentally altered our perception of Newton.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 875-884) and indexes.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521274357
Author:
Westfall, Richard
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Westfall, Richard
Location:
New York
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Physicists
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Newton, isaac, sir, 1642-1727
Subject:
Physicists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19830431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
928
Dimensions:
9.06x6.07x1.56 in. 2.22 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Destined to become the standard biography of Isaac Newton, this meticulously detailed work centers on his scientific career, but also deals with every facet of his life. Westfall has drawn on recent research which has fundamentally altered our perception of Newton.
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