Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton

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Cambridge University Press, 16 dec. 2010 - 460 pagina's
Sir David Brewster (1781-1868) was a Scottish physicist, mathematician, astronomer, inventor, and writer of international reputation. His biography of Sir Isaac Newton, published in 1855 and reissued in 1860, was the result of over twenty years' research, undertaken while publishing hundreds of scientific papers of his own. Brewster made use of previously unknown correspondence by Newton, and his own scientific interests, particularly in optics, meant that he was able to understand and explain Newton's work. It covered the many facets of Newton's personality and work, remaining the best available study of Newton for over a century. Brewster reveals much about the science of his own time in his handling of earlier centuries, and as a cleric was obviously uncomfortable about the evidence of Newton's unorthodox religious views and alchemical studies. Volume 1 covers the period up to about 1700, and includes disputes with Leibniz over the development of calculus.
 

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Great Discoveries previous to the Birth of Sir Isaac NewtonPreeminence
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CHAPTER II
17
Newton succeeds Barrow in the Lucasian ChairHyperbolic Lenses proposed
33
CHAPTER IV
61
Mistake of Newton in supposing the Length of the Spectra to be the same in
96
CHAPTER VI
112
CHAPTER VII
133
No LLetter from Mr Newton to Francis Aston Esq a young Friend who was on the eve of setting out upon his Travels
365
An Hypothesis explaining the Properties of Light discoursed of in my several Papers
368
Drawing and Measures of the Eye of a Sheep
388
Letter from Newton to Dr Wm Briggs
390
Second Letter of Newton to Dr Briggs
394
Newtons Fifteenth Query
395
Correspondence between Halley and Newton
399
Halleys Verses prefixed to the Principia
416

Influence of Colour in the Material WorldNewtons Theory of the Colours
154
CHAPTER IX
169
CHAPTER X
184
The first Idea of Gravity occurs to Newton in 1665His first Speculations
252
The Newtonian Philosophy stationary for half a century owing to the
300
CHAPTER XIV
334
Brief Notice of Professor Cotes
418
Newtons Directions to Dr Bentley for Studying the Principia and John Craiges list of Authors to be read before Studying the Principia
420
Draught Copies of the Scholium to Lemma ii Book ii
426
Letters from Wallis to Newton
428
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