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This book looks at how Newton's theories can be linked to modern day problems and solutions in physics. Newton created an abstract system of theorizing which has been applied to all aspects of the physical world, however he had difficulties in persuading his contemporaries of its unique merits. A detailed study of Newton's writings, published and unpublished, suggests that he had an almost archetypally powerful mode of thinking guaranteed to produce 'correct' results even in areas of physics where systematic study only began long after his time. Newton and Modern Physics investigates this phenomenon, looking at examples of where Newton's principles have relevance to modern day thinking — the study of Newton's work in both seventeenth century and present-day contexts helps to enhance our understanding of both.

This unique book is published as the first of a three-part set for Newtonian scholars, historians of science, philosophers of science and others interested in Newtonian physics.

All Titles:

1.Newton and Modern Physics
2.Newton and the Great World System
3.Newton — Innovation and Controversy Contents: Aspects of the Newtonian MethodologyNewton the ManWavesThe Velocity of LightMass-EnergyQuantum TheoryThe Electric ForceWave-Particle Duality and the Unified Field
Readership: Newtonian scholars, historians of science, philosophers of science and others interested in Newtonian physics.
Keywords: Newton;Newtonian Physics;Velocity of Light;Quantum Theory;Wave-Particle;Mass-EnergyReview:0
Mathematics is, in many ways, the most generic and abstract of all systems of human thought. Once Newton found he could describe dynamics and planetary motions using purely mathematical laws and deductive processes, he understood that there was no limit to what else could be explained — given time and ingenuity every aspect of Nature would find its mathematical roots. Newton himself repeatedly stated how aspects of chemistry, biology and even human thought could be accessed by his method. He also acknowledged how immense the task would be, involving many contributors over many centuries, however once the system was in place, it could be extended indefinitely. Although not fully understood during his lifetime, the Newtonian method has since been applied to many subjects outside of physics, including chemistry, physiology and philosophy. This book analyses the Newtonian method and demonstrates how it represents the very roots of our understanding of the great world system we live in today.

This unique book is published as the second of a three-part set for Newtonian scholars, historians of science, philosophers of science and others interested in Newtonian physics.

All Titles:

1.Newton and Modern Physics
2.Newton and the Great World System
3.Newton — Innovation and Controversy Contents: PrefaceAbout the AuthorMetaphysics and MethodologyMathematicsSpace, Time and MotionMass, Momentum and EnergyGravityThe System of the WorldAstrophysics and CosmologyGravity and InertiaBibliographyIndex
Readership: Newtonian scholars, historians of science, philosophers of science and others interested in Newtonian physics.
Keywords: Newton;Newtonian Physics;Newtonian Method;Cosmology;MathematicsReview:0
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