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5. Astronomy in the age of Newton

5. Astronomy in the age of Newton  

Michael Hoskin

in The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775727
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803061.003.0005
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5. Astronomy in the age of Newton
10. Centaurs and other animals

10. Centaurs and other animals  

Rob Iliffe

in Newton: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2007
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9780191777202
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10.1093/actrade/9780199298037.003.0010
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10. Centaurs and other animals Principia appeared in 1726, edited by Henry Pemberton, although this added little to the 2nd.
5. Fractals, strange attractors, and dimension(s)

5. Fractals, strange attractors, and dimension(s)  

Leonard A. Smith

in Chaos: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2007
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9780191776410
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853783.003.0005
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5. Fractals, strange attractors, and dimension(s)
6. Getting inside mathematics

6. Getting inside mathematics  

Jacqueline Stedall

in The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778094
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10.1093/actrade/9780199599684.003.0006
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9780199599684
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6. One of God’s chosen few

6. One of God’s chosen few  

Rob Iliffe

in Newton: A Very Short Introduction

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6. One of God’s chosen few When Newton went to Trinity, he was introduced to a regime that placed great store by the study of writings of the Church Fathers, and of course, the Bible. At some point, probably in the early 1670s, he became a radical anti-trinitarian, holding that the conventional doctrine of the Holy Trinity was an incomprehensible and diabolical corruption introduced by perverters of scripture in the 4th century after Christ. Newton came to believe that the architect of orthodox Christianity, Athanasius, along with various monks, churchmen, and emperors of the Eastern and Western Empires, had polluted
1. A national man

1. A national man  

Rob Iliffe

in Newton: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2007
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1. A national man philosophe Voltaire that on his deathbed Newton had confessed he was a virgin. Newton was also looked after in his final hours by his half-niece Catherine and her husband John Conduitt, who had acted as a sort of personal assistant to Newton in his final years. Despite many demands on his time, Conduitt almost single-handedly organized the commemoration of the great man he had come to know, and he heroically managed to supervise the collection of virtually all the significant information that we have concerning Newton’s private life. He was responsible for arranging Newton’s funeral
2. Playing philosophically

2. Playing philosophically  

Rob Iliffe

in Newton: A Very Short Introduction

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2. Playing philosophically According to the calendar then in use in England, Newton was born on Christmas Day 1642 (4 January 1643 in most of Continental Europe). The first decade of his life witnessed the horror of the civil wars between parliamentary and royalist forces in the 1640s, culminating in the beheading of Charles I in January 1649. His uncle and stepfather were rectors of local parishes, and they seem to have existed without much harassment from the church authorities convened by Parliament to check for religious ‘abuses’. In his second decade he lived under the radical Protestant Commonwealth, which
7. The divine book

7. The divine book  

Rob Iliffe

in Newton: A Very Short Introduction

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7. The divine book In early June 1679 Newton’s mother died from a fever apparently caught while tending his half-brother Benjamin. Having dealt with his mother’s illness and the business of the estate for about six months – not forgetting the many hours he spent daily on theological matters – he returned to Cambridge at the end of November. The day after he returned from Woolsthorpe, he replied to a letter from Robert Hooke. Innovative scientific entertainment had virtually ceased at the meetings of the Royal Society and, as secretary, Hooke implored Newton to communicate anything ‘philosophicall’ that might occur
Introduction

Introduction  

David Muir Wood

in Civil Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2012
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9780191777721
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10.1093/actrade/9780199578634.003.0001
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Introduction The general advancement of mechanical science, and more particularly for promoting the acquisition of that species of knowledge which constitutes the profession of a civil engineer; being the art of directing the great sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of man, as the means of production and of traffic in states, both for external and internal trade, as applied in the construction of roads, bridges, aqueducts, canals, river navigation, and docks, for internal intercourse and exchange; and in the construction of ports, harbours, moles, breakwaters, and light-houses, and in the art of navigation by artificial
8. Eureka experiences

8. Eureka experiences  

Andrew Robinson

in Genius: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2011
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9780191778056
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10.1093/actrade/9780199594405.003.0008
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