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The Mathematical Papers of Isaac Newton

Volume 4. 1674–1684

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Part of The Mathematical Papers of Sir Isaac Newton

  • Date Published: February 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521045834

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  • This volume reproduces the texts of a number of important, yet relatively minor papers, many written during a period of Newton's life (1677–84) which has been regarded as mathematically barren except for his Lucasian lectures on algebra (which appear in Volume V). Part 1 concerns itself with his growing mastery of interpolation by finite differences, culminating in his rule for divided differences. Part 2 deals with his contemporary advances in the pure and analytical geometry of curves. Part 3 contains the extant text of two intended treatises on fluxions and infinite series: the Geometria Curvilinea (c. 1680), and his Matheseos Universalis Specimina (1684). A general introduction summarizes the sparse details of Newton's personal life during the period, one – from 1677 onwards – of almost total isolation from his contemporaries. A concluding appendix surveys highlights in his mathematical correspondence during 1674–6 with Collins, Dary, John Smith and above all Leibniz.

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    • Date Published: February 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521045834
    • length: 722 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 37 x 170 mm
    • weight: 1.13kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Researches in Algebra, Number Theory and Trigonometry:
    1. Approaches to a General Theory of Finite Differences
    2. Problems in Elementary Number Theory
    3. Codifications of Elementary Plane and Spherical Trigonometry
    4. Miscellaneous Notes on Annuities and Algebraic Factorization
    Part II. Researches in Pure and Analytical Geometry:
    1. Miscellaneous Problems in Elementary Geometry
    2. Researches into the Greek 'Solid Locus'
    3. Miscellaneous Topics in Analytical Geometry
    Part III. The 'Geometria Curvilinea' and 'Matheseos Universalis Specimina':
    1. The 'Geometry of Curved Lines'
    2. Specimens of a Universal System of Mathematics
    Appendix.

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    Isaac Newton

    Editor

    D. T. Whiteside

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