The Resource MacLaurin's Physical Dissertations, by Ian Tweddle, (electronic resource)

MacLaurin's Physical Dissertations, by Ian Tweddle, (electronic resource)

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MacLaurin's Physical Dissertations
Title
MacLaurin's Physical Dissertations
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by Ian Tweddle
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The Scottish mathematician Colin MacLaurin (1698-1746) is best known for developing and extending Newton’s work in calculus, geometry and gravitation; his 2-volume work "Treatise of Fluxions" (1742) was the first systematic exposition of Newton’s methods. It is well known that MacLaurin was awarded prizes by the Royal Academy of Sciences, Paris, for his earlier work on the collision of bodies (1724) and the tides (1740); however, the contents of these essays are less familiar – although some of the material is discussed in the Treatise of Fluxions - and the essays themselves often hard to obtain. This book presents these important works in translation for the first time, preceded by a translation of MacLaurin’s MA dissertation on gravity (Glasgow, 1713) which provides evidence of his early study of Newtonian principles. In his essentially descriptive discussion of gravity MacLaurin ranges over planetary orbits, vortices and theology. His discussion of collisions includes a disputatious account of what should be understood by the force of a moving body, a contentious topic at the time. The essay on the tides has the original version of his celebrated theorem on the equilibrium of a spheroidal fluid mass and employs a remarkable combination of geometry and calculus to determine forces of attraction. The aim is to make this material more generally accessible to researchers and students in mathematics and physics, and indeed to anyone with an interest in the historical development of these subjects. A general introduction puts the works in context and gives an outline of MacLaurin's career. Each translation is then accompanied by an introduction and a series of notes and appendices in which individual results are analysed, both in modern terms and from a historical point of view. Background material is also provided
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Tweddle, Ian
Dewey number
  • 500.2
  • 551.464
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Language note
English
LC call number
QA21-27
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences,
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  • Mathematics
  • Geography
  • History of Mathematical Sciences
  • Applications of Mathematics
  • Classical and Continuum Physics
  • History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
  • Earth Sciences, general
Label
MacLaurin's Physical Dissertations, by Ian Tweddle, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Translated from the Latin
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-216) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
General Introduction -- General Introduction -- MacLaurin on Gravity -- to Part I -- Translation of MacLaurin’s Dissertation -- MacLaurin on Collisions -- to Part II -- Translation of MacLaurin’s Essay -- MacLaurin on the Tides -- to Part III -- Translation of MacLaurin’s Essay
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2007.
Extent
1 online resource (222 p.)
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online
Isbn
9781280804465
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computer
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  • c
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10.1007/978-1-84628-776-3
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remote
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  • (CKB)1000000000282857
  • (EBL)323989
  • (OCoLC)184955114
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Label
MacLaurin's Physical Dissertations, by Ian Tweddle, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Translated from the Latin
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-216) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
General Introduction -- General Introduction -- MacLaurin on Gravity -- to Part I -- Translation of MacLaurin’s Dissertation -- MacLaurin on Collisions -- to Part II -- Translation of MacLaurin’s Essay -- MacLaurin on the Tides -- to Part III -- Translation of MacLaurin’s Essay
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2007.
Extent
1 online resource (222 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280804465
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-84628-776-3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000282857
  • (EBL)323989
  • (OCoLC)184955114
  • (SSID)ssj0000195139
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11173916
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000195139
  • (PQKBWorkID)10241875
  • (PQKB)10437930
  • (SSID)ssj0000771601
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12323526
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000771601
  • (PQKBWorkID)10810739
  • (PQKB)11437150
  • (DE-He213)978-1-84628-776-3
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC323989
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