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Author Guicciardini, Niccolò
Title Isaac Newton on Mathematical Certainty and Method
Imprint Cambridge : MIT Press, 2009
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Series Transformations: Studies in the History of Science and Technology Ser
Transformations: Studies in the History of Science and Technology Ser
Note Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Abbreviations and Conventions -- I Preliminaries -- 1 Newton on Mathematical Method -- 2 Newton on Certainty in Optical Lectures -- 3 Descartes on Method and Certainty in the Géométrie -- II Against Cartesian Analysis and Synthesis -- 4 Against Descartes on Determinate Problems -- 5 Against Descartes on Indeterminate Problems -- 6 Beyond the Cartesian Canon -- III New Analysis and the Synthetic Method -- 7 The Method of Series -- 8 The Analytical Method of Fluxions -- 9 The Synthetic Method of Fluxions -- IV Natural Philosophy -- 10 The Principia -- 11 Hidden Common Analysis -- 12 Hidden New Analysis -- V Ancients and Moderns -- 13 Geometry and Mechanics -- 14 Analysis and Synthesis -- VI Against Leibniz -- 15 The Quarrel with Leibniz -- 16 Scribal Publication, 1672-1699 -- 17 Fluxions in Print, 1700-1715 -- Conclusion -- A Brief Chronology of Newton's Mathematical Work -- References -- Index
An analysis of Newton's mathematical work, from early discoveries to mature reflections, and a discussion of Newton's views on the role and nature of mathematics
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Guicciardini, Niccolò Isaac Newton on Mathematical Certainty and Method Cambridge : MIT Press,c2009 9780262013178
Subject Newton, Isaac, -- Sir, -- 1642-1727 -- Knowledge -- Mathematics.;Mathematical analysis.;Mathematics -- History
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Alt Author Guicciardini, Niccolò
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