Never at Rest

A Biography of Isaac Newton

Author: Richard S. Westfall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521274357

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 908

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This richly detailed 1981 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.

The Life of Isaac Newton

Author: Richard S. Westfall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316453952

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Isaac Newton was indisputably one of the greatest scientists in history. His achievements in mathematics and physics marked the culmination of the movement that brought modern science into being. Richard Westfall's biography captures in engaging detail both his private life and scientific career, presenting a complex picture of Newton the man, and as scientist, philosopher, theologian, alchemist, public figure, President of the Royal Society, and Warden of the Royal Mint. An abridged version of his magisterial study Never at Rest (Cambridge, 1980), this concise biography makes Westfall's highly acclaimed portrait of Newton newly accessible to general readers.

An Introduction to the History of Project Management

From the Earliest Times to A.D. 1900

Author: Y. C. Chiu

Publisher: Eburon Uitgeverij B.V.

ISBN: 9059724372

Category: Project management

Page: 245

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Project management applies knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities in order to achieve defined requirements. It is the very deliberate orchestration of the areas of expertise to complete a specific project. Investigating the history of project management is to reach a comprehensive view of the historical development of the areas of expertise and their application to project activities. This research identifies six research topics, based on the areas of project management expertise, to guide data collection and the research process. In the contribution to architecture, the research regards "building construction and engineering structures" as the application area of project management.

Isaac Newton

die Geburt des modernen Denkens

Author: James Gleick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783538071865

Category: Physicists

Page: 258

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Sir Isaak Newton's Leben nebst einer Darstellung seiner Entdeckungen

Author: David Brewster

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 343

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Das historische Buch k nnen zahlreiche Rechtschreibfehler, fehlende Texte, Bilder, oder einen Index. K ufer k nnen eine kostenlose gescannte Kopie des Originals (ohne Tippfehler) durch den Verlag. 1833. Nicht dargestellt. Auszug: ... inwohnende Eigenschaften smd, sondern entstehen aus der F higkeit der Theilchen eines jeden K rpers, gewisse Strahlen zu unterdr eken der zu absoebiren, und auf diese Weise die nicht verschluckten Strahlen reichlicher zur ckzuwerfen. Nicht so bald waren diese Entdeckungen der Welt bekannt geworden, als sie solche heftige und unwissende Gegner fanden, wie man sie selten in wissenschaftlichen Streitigkeiten gefunden hat. Es war ein Ungl ck f r Newton, da die k nigl. Soeiet t wenige M nner von ausgezeichneten Talenten z hlte, die im Stande waren, die Wahrheit dieser Entdeckungen einzusehen und ihn wider die Ausf lle seiner neidischen und unwissenden Angreifer zu sch tzen. Diese ber hmte Corporation hielt nun wohl seine Arbeiten in der h chsten Achtung, war aber doch der Meinung, da seine Entdeckungen passende Gegenst nde zur Diseussion w ren, und ihr Seeret r theilte ihm demnach alle die Schriften, die zur Widerlegung seiner Ansichten geschrieben wurden, mit. Die erste derselben war von einem Iesuiten Namens Pardies, Professor der Mathematik zu Clermont, welcher behauptete, da die Verl ngerung res Sonnenbildes aus dem ungleichen Einfallswinkel der verschiedenen Strahlen auf die erste Seite des Prisma's entst nde, obgleich Newton in seiner Abhandlung bewiesen hatte, da dieses nicht der Fall sei. Im April 1672 schickte Newton an Oldenburg eine entscheidende Replik auf die Bemerkungen von Pa r dies; aber aufgebracht, sich besiegt zu sehen, nahm dieser I nger von Desea rtes eine neue Stellung an und behauptete, da die Verl ngerung/ des Bildes durch die Verbreitung des Lichtes nach Grimaldi' s Hypothes...

Isaac Newton

Adventurer in Thought

Author: A. Rupert Hall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521566698

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 468

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In this elegant, absorbing biography of Isaac Newton (1642-1727), Rupert Hall surveys the vast field of modern scholarship in order to interpret Newton's mathematical and experimental approach to nature. Mathematics was always the deepest, most innovative and productive of Newton's interests. However, he was also a historian, theologian, chemist, civil servant and natural philosopher. These diverse studies were unified in his single design as a Christian to explore every facet of God's creation. The exploration during the past forty years of Newton's huge manuscript legacy, has greatly altered previous stories of Newton's life, throwing new light on his personality and intellect. Hall's discussion of this research, first published in 1992, shows that Newton cannot simply be explained as a Platonist, or mystic. He remains a complex and enigmatic genius with an immensely imaginative and commonsensical mind.

Bio-bibliographisches Repertorium

Author: Herbert Jaumann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110160697

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 721

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Mit diesem Handbuch liegt erstmals ein umfassendes Namen- und Begriffslexikon der fruhneuzeitlichen Gelehrtenkultur vor. Es besteht aus einem "Bio-Bibliographischen Repertorium" (Bd. I) zu den wichtigsten Autoren zwischen dem 15. und 18. Jahrhundert (von Thomas Abbt bis Zwingli) und einem (noch in Vorbereitung befindlichen) Glossar (Bd. II), mit konzisen Artikeln zu Zentralbegriffen der Gelehrtenkultur der Fruhen Neuzeit, z. B. "ars conversandi, disputatio, theologia naturalis, Zwinglianismus" usw. Unter Gelehrtenkultur wird der Lebens- und Gesellschaftsbereich verstanden, in denen der Gelehrte eine bedeutende Rolle spielt bzw. der fur ihn von Bedeutung ist. Im Vordergrund der Dokumentation stehen sowohl Kategorien, Termini und Bezeichnungen der mentalen und theoretischen als auch der sozialen und materiellen Kultur. Die Sachbereiche umfassen sowohl Lehre und Wissenschaft (Schulen, Fakultaten der Universitat, Kirche, Jurisprudenz, Medizin usw.) als auch die Alltagskultur (Hof und Stadt, Haus und Garten, Freunde und Familie, Reisen, Schreiben und Lesen usw.). "

Thornton and Tully's Scientific Books, Libraries and Collectors

A Study of Bibliography and the Book Trade in Relation to the History of Science

Author: Andrew Hunter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351878956

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 424

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In the 25 years since the last edition of Thornton and Tully’s Scientific Books, Libraries and Collectors was published, scientific publishing has mushroomed, developed new forms, and the academic discipline and popular appreciation of the history of science have grown apace. This fourth edition discusses these changes and ponders the implications of developments in publishing at the end of the twentieth century, while concentrating its gaze upon the dissemination of scientific ideas and knowledge from Antiquity to the industrial age. In this shift of focus it departs from previous editions, and for the first time a chapter on Islamic science is included. Recurrent themes in several of the ten essays in the present volume are the definition of ’science’ itself, and its transmutation by publishing media and the social context. Two essays on the collecting of scientific books provide a counterpoint, and the book is grounded on a rigorous chapter on bibliographies. The timely publication of Scientific Books, Libraries and Collectors comes at the coincidence of the advent of electronic publishing and the millennium, a dramatic moment at which to take stock.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Principia Mathematica.

Author: Alfred North Whitehead,Bertrand Russell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Logic, Symbolic and mathematical

Page: 167

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Essays on the Context, Nature, and Influence of Isaac Newton’s Theology

Author: J.E. Force,R.H. Popkin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400919441

Category: Philosophy

Page: 226

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This collection of essays is the fruit of about fifteen years of discussion and research by James Force and me. As I look back on it, our interest and concern with Newton's theological ideas began in 1975 at Washington University in St. Louis. James Force was a graduate student in philosophy and I was a professor there. For a few years before, I had been doing research and writing on Millenarianism and Messianism in the 17th and 18th centuries, touching occasionally on Newton. I had bought a copy of Newton's Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John for a few pounds and, occasionally, read in it. In the Spring of 1975 I was giving a graduate seminar on Millenarian and Messianic ideas in the development of modem philosophy. Force was in the seminar. One day he came very excitedly up to me and said he wanted to write his dissertation on William Whiston. At that point in history, the only thing that came to my mind about Whiston was that he had published a, or the, standard translation of Josephus (which I also happened to have in my library. ) Force told me about the amazing views he had found in Whiston's notes on Josephus and in some of the few writings he could find in St. Louis by, or about, Whiston, who was Newton's successor as Lucasian Professor of mathematics at Cambridge and who wrote inordinately on Millenarian theology.

Newtons Werk

Die Begründung der modernen Naturwissenschaft

Author: FAUVEL,FLOOD,SHORTLAND,WILSON

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3034862237

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 325

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The Oxford Book of Children's Verse in America

Author: Donald Hall

Publisher: Oxford Books of Verse

ISBN: 0195067614

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 319

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A collection of American poems written for children or traditionally enjoyed by children, by such authors as Longfellow, Poe, Eugene Field, Langston Hughes, Dr. Seuss, and Jack Prelutsky.

Isaac Newton

Greatest Genius of Science

Author: Margaret J. Anderson

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 0766065707

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Isaac Newton is best known for his theories of motion and gravitation. These laws served as the foundation of science for the past three hundred years. In addition, using a prism, Newton first discovered the that sunlight is actually made up of light rays of many different colors. Among his other discoveries is the branch of mathematics called calculus.

The Books of Nature and Scripture

Recent Essays on Natural Philosophy, Theology and Biblical Criticism in the Netherlands of Spinoza’s Time and the British Isles of Newton’s Time

Author: J.E. Force,R.H. Popkin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401732493

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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Dick Popkin and James Force have attended a number of recent conferences where it was apparent that much new and important research was being done in the fields of interpreting Newton's and Spinoza's contributions as biblical scholars and of the relationship between their biblical scholarship and other aspects of their particular philosophies. This collection represents the best current research in this area. It stands alone as the only work to bring together the best current work on these topics. Its primary audience is specialised scholars of the thought of Newton and Spinoza as well as historians of the philosophical ideas of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.

Die Patristik in der Frühen Neuzeit

die Relektüre der Kirchenväter in den Wissenschaften des 15. bis 18. Jahrhunderts

Author: Günter Frank,Thomas Leinkauf,Markus Wriedt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christian literature, Early

Page: 424

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Vom 15. bis ins beginnende 18. Jahrhundert läßt sich eine intensive Rezeption der Kirchenväter in Texten unterschiedlicher Provenienz feststellen. Diese Wiederaneignung der patristischen Tradition verlief vor allem unter zwei historischen und systematischen Umständen: Einerseits unter den Bedingungen der Reformtheologie der entstehenden Konfessionen, in deren Folge der >consensus patrum die Authentizität der wahren Kirche gewährleistete. Andererseits wurde diese Väterrezeption durch die seit dem 16. Jahrhundert einsetzende philosophie- und theologiegeschichtliche Tradition der philosophia perennis bedeutsam. Von der Antike bis zur zeitgenössischen Gelehrsamkeit waren der consensus patrum zusammen mit der translatio sapientiae

Newton

Texts, Backgrounds, Commentaries

Author: Isaac Newton

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393959024

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 436

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Contains a comprehensive collection of the life and works of Sir Isaac Newton covering his thoughts on alchemy and theory of matter, theology, mathematics, and other achievements and includes introductory essay, textual annotation, and chronology.

Footprints of the Lion

Isaac Newton at Work : Exhibition at Cambridge University Library, 9 October 2001-23 March 2002

Author: Scott Mandelbrote

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Physicists

Page: 142

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The Construction of Modern Science

Mechanisms and Mechanics

Author: Richard S. Westfall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 171

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This book examines the interplay between the Platonic-Pythagorean tradition and the mechanical philosophy during the 'scientific revolution'.