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Newtonian Revolution

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ISBN-10: 0521273803

ISBN-13: 9780521273800

Edition: N/A

Authors: I. Bernard Cohen

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This volume presents Professor Cohen's original interpretation of the revolution that marked the beginnings of modern science and set Newtonian science as the model for the highest level of achievement in other branches of science. It shows that Newton developed a special kind of relation between abstract mathematical constructs and the physical systems that we observe in the world around us by means of experiment and critical observation. The heart of the radical Newtonian style is the construction on the mind of a mathematical system that has some features in common with the physical world; this system s then modified when the deductions and conclusions drawn from it are tested against…    
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Book details

List price: $40.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/29/1983
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Born in Far Rockaway, New York, I. Bernard Cohen earned degrees from Harvard University. He holds the distinction of being the first person in the United States to earn a Ph.D. in the history of science. Later, Cohen established the History of Science Department at Harvard. Cohen has received many fellowships and has won the George Sarton Medal, awarded by the History of Science Society. Cohen is an author and editor, known for his books about Sir Isaac Newton and Benjamin Franklin.

Preface
The Newtonian Revolution and The Newtonian Style
The Newtonian revolution in science
Revolution in science and the Newtonian revolution as historical concepts
The Newtonian revolution and the Newtonian style
Transformations of Scientific Ideas
The transformation of scientific ideas
Newton and Kepler's laws: stages of transformation leading toward universal gravitation
Notes
Bibliography
Index