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Author Westfall, Richard S.

Title Never at rest : a biography of Isaac Newton / Richard S. Westfall
Published Cambridge [Eng]. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1980


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 W'PONDS  509.2 Newton Wes/Nar  AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 908 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: 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
Summary 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
Analysis Newton, Isaac, Sir
Physicists Biography Great Britain
Physics Newton Sir Isaac Biographies
Notes Includes indexes
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 875-884
Includes indexes
Notes American Historical Association Leo Gershoy Award, 1981
SUBJECT Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727.
Newton, Isaac., Sir
Subject Physicists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 79026294
ISBN 0521231434