Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - The Correspondence of Isaac Newton by Isaac Newton

This fourth volume covers the period which was probably the most varied of Newton's whole career. The Principia had already established Newton as the world's foremost mathematician and natural philosopher. In spite of the abstruse nature of the mathematical treatment adopted in its pages, the first edition was rapidly exhausted and, within a very few years, Newton was being urged to consider the preparation of the second edition. This was to contain, inter alia, his further researches upon the motion of the Moon, the solar system, and the behaviour of the comets. Not until 1694, however, did his thoughts upon this project assume definite shape. To carry out his plan, he had need of the most accurate observations available, and for these he turned to the Observatory at Greenwich, where John Flamsteed had been installed as King's Astronomer. So came about that close association between the two men which was to last for many years, though not without frequent interruptions.

Buy The Correspondence of Isaac Newton by Isaac Newton from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521085892
ISBN-10: 0521085896
Format: Paperback
(280mm x 210mm x 210mm)
Pages: 628
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - The Correspondence of Isaac Newton by Isaac Newton

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Correspondence of Isaac Newton book by Isaac Newton and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review