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The Mathematical Papers of Isaac Newton

Volume 8

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Part of The Mathematical Papers of Sir Isaac Newton

  • Date Published: February 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521045919

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  • When Newton left Cambridge in April 1696 to take up, at the age of 53, a new career at the London Mint, he did not entirely 'leave off Mathematicks' as he so often publicly declared. This last volume of his mathematical papers presents the extant record of the investigations which for one reason and another he pursued during the last quarter of his life. In January 1697 Newton was tempted to respond to two challenges issued by Johann Bernoulli to the international community of mathematicians, one the celebrated problem of identifying the brachistochrone; both he resolved within the space of an evening, producing an elegant construction of the cycloid which he identified to be the curve of fall in least time. In the autumn of 1703, the appearance of work on 'inverse fluxions' by George Cheyne similarly provoked him to prepare his own ten-year-old treatise De Quadratura Curvarum for publication, and more importantly to write a long introduction to it where he set down what became his best-known statement of the nature and purpose of his fluxional calculus.

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    • Date Published: February 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521045919
    • length: 772 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 39 x 170 mm
    • weight: 1.21kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Solutions to Challenge-Problems, Revisions of Earlier Researches, and General Retrospections:
    1. The Twin Problems of Bernoulli's 1697 'Programma' solved
    2. The 'De Quadratura Curvarum' Revised for Publication
    3. Miscellaneous Writings on Mathematics
    4. The 'Method of [Finite] Differences'
    5. The 'De Quadratura' Amplified as an 'Analysis per Quantitates Fluentes et Earum Momenta'
    6. Proposition X of the Principa's Second Book Reworked
    7. Response to Bernoulli's Second Problem
    8. Analysis and Synthsis: Newton's Declaration of the Manner of their Application in the 'Principia'
    9. Minor Compliments to the 'Arithemetica Universalis'
    Part II. Newton's Varied Efforts to Substantiate His Claims to Calculus Priority: Appendix 1
    Appendix 2
    Appendix 3
    Appendix 4
    Appendix 5
    Appendix 6
    Appendix 7
    Appendix 8
    Appendix 9
    Appendix 10
    Index of Names

  • Author

    Isaac Newton

    Editor

    D. T. Whiteside

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