Absolute Or Relative Motion?: A Study from Machian Point of View of the Discovery and the Structure of Dynamical Theories
CUP Archive, 1989 - 746 من الصفحات
This richly detailed 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 Westall treats all aspects of Newton's career, but his account centers 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.
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Introduction to Volumes 1 and 2
first airing of the absoluterelative problem
the foundations are laid
first stirrings of the scientific revolution
the flimsy arch
the dominion of the sun
the geometrization of motion
Descartes and the new world
relativity and centrifugal force
the discovery of dynamics
absolute or relative motion?
PostNewtonian conceptual clarification of Newtonian
absolute space acceleration actually Almagest angle appears apsides area law Aristotelian Aristotle Aristotle's Astronomia Nova astronomy body Brahe Cartesian celestial motions centre centrifugal force Chap circle circular motion clearly collision concept of motion Copernican Copernicus Copernicus's deferent defined definition Descartes described determined Dialogo discovery of dynamics discussion distance earth eccentricity ecliptic effect Einstein ellipse epicycle epicycle-deferent equal equant explain fact formulated frame of reference Galilean invariance Galileo geometry gravity heavens Hipparchus Huygens idea important inertial motion Kepler kinematic law of inertia laws of motion Mach Mach's Mach's Principle Machian mass mathematical matter moon move nature Newton Newtonian dynamics observations orbit passage phenomena philosophical physical planetary motions planets position precise Principia principle problem Ptolemaic system Ptolemy Ptolemy's quantity rectilinear revolution rotation scheme Scholium significant solar speed sphere stars theory things Third Law Tychonic system uniform motion universe velocity