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On The Free Motion Of Points, And On Universal Gravitation...

Complete title: On the Free Motion of Points, and on Universal Gravitation, including the Principal Propositions of Books I and III of the Principia; the First Part of a New Edition of a Treatise on Dynamics. Four folding engraved plates, orig. boards (neatly rebacked), entirely uncut. Second edition, greatly revised and enlarged, of the first part of the author's Treatise on Dynamics (1st ed.: 1823). In the Preface, Whewell describes the present edition as containing for the greater part, entirely new matter. The Treatise on Dynamics is substantially a second volume of Whewell's Elementary Treatise on Mechanics (1819), which introduced the continental mathematics in order to replace the system of fluxions which had so long prevailed at Cambridge. Whewell (1794-1866), one of the central figures of Victorian science, "introduced the calculus for solving problems, while insisting that analysis is no substitute for experimental physics."--D.S.B., XIV, p. 293. Very good copy.

ID: 1992-00138
Whewell, William

Creation Jan. 1, 1832


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