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Newton's Dream.

Author/Creator:
Stayer, Marcia Sweet.
Publication:
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1988.
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Subjects:
Newton, Isaac, -- Sir, -- 1642-1727 -- Knowledge -- Science.
Newton, Isaac, -- Sir, -- 1642-1727. -- Principia -- Congresses.
Science -- History -- Congresses.
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Electronic books.
Summary:
In 1687, Isaac Newton published "Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica" (the "Principia") a work which represents the greatest single advance in the history of science and human thought. In 1987, Queen's University, the Royal Military College of Canada, and the Royal Society of Canada sponsored a series of public lectures and seminars to celebrate the tercentenary of the publication of the "Principia.".
Contents:
Intro
Contents
Acknowledgements
Preface
Newton and the Scientific Revolution
Science, Rationality, and Newton
Newton and Adam Smith
Isaac Newton, Explorer of the Real World
From White Dwarfs to Black Holes: The History of a Revolutionary Idea
The Newtonian Contribution to Our Understanding of the Computer
Newton's Dream
Symmetry in Art and Nature
Contributors
Organizing Committee.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Print version: Stayer, Marcia Sweet Newton's Dream
ISBN:
9780773561939
9780773506893
OCLC:
929121039