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CSLI Lecture Notes #50: Roger Cotes - Natural Philosopher

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Roger Cotes (1682-1716) was the first Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy, at Trinity College, Cambridge. One of the most distinguished, and certainly one of the most ardent, of the early Newtonians he did important work in mathematics and astronomy and edited the second edition of Newton's Principia. Cotes died young and published only one paper, the Logometria, during his lifetime; a translation of this paper is given in the Appendix. Most of Cotes's papers were published posthumously in Latin in Harmonia Mensurarum in 1722. Dr Gowing discusses Cotes' work in some detail but has written the work in such a way that the more technical aspects of the mathematics can be omitted at first reading whilst still giving a clear idea of Cotes' achievement. Cotes' work was significant but his full potential was unrealised; in Newton's reputed words: 'If he had lived, we might have known something.'

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This title is an appreciation of the life's work of one of the most distinguished early Newtonians.

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One of the most distinguished, and certainly one of the most ardent, of the early Newtonians, Roger Cotes (1682-1716) did important work in mathematics and astronomy and edited the second edition of Newton's Principia. Dr Gowing discusses Cotes' work in detail and clearly encapsulates his achievement.

Synopsis:

An appreciation of the life's work of one of the most distinguished early Newtonians.

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Cotes as first Plumian Professor, and as editor of Newton's Principia; 2. Logometria; 3. New methods in the calculus; 4. Cote's factorisation theorem; 5. Astronomy; 6. Numerical methods; 7. The missing works; 8. Conclusion; Appendices; Select bibliography; Index.

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ISBN:
9780521526494
Editor:
Butt, Miriam J.
Author:
Gowing, Ronald
Editor:
Butt, Miriam J.
Author:
Butt, Miriam J.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Miscellaneous
Subject:
History
Subject:
Languages
Subject:
Grammar, comparative
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Miscellaneous Languages
Subject:
General Mathematics
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Trade paper
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CSLI Lecture Notes (Paperback)
Series Volume:
50
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.94x5.94x.57 in. .77 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , One of the most distinguished, and certainly one of the most ardent, of the early Newtonians, Roger Cotes (1682-1716) did important work in mathematics and astronomy and edited the second edition of Newton's Principia. Dr Gowing discusses Cotes' work in detail and clearly encapsulates his achievement.
"Synopsis" by , An appreciation of the life's work of one of the most distinguished early Newtonians.
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