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Westfall, Richard S.

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Never at rest : a biography of Isaac Newton by Richard S Westfall( Book )

60 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Westfall treats all aspects of Newton's career, but his account centres 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
The life of Isaac Newton by Richard S Westfall( Book )

74 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Westfall presents both the personal life and the scientific career of Isaac Newton, the man, the scientist, the philosopher, the theologian, and the public figure
Science and religion in seventeenth-century England by Richard S Westfall( Book )

41 editions published between 1958 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The construction of modern science : mechanisms and mechanics by Richard S Westfall( Book )

46 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a new synthesis of science in the 17th century. It follows developments within the individual sciences in terms of a new conception of nature and a new conception of the scientific enterprise. It examines a line of expanding investigation beginning with the revolution in scientific thought that occurred with Kepler and Galileo at the beginning of the 17th century, and concluding with Newton at the century's end. Instead of cataloguing the discoveries and listing them chronologically, the author presents a new pattern of organization for students that is designed to integrate separate facts into a coherent and comprehensible whole." [Back cover]
Foundations of scientific method : the nineteenth century( Book )

21 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Force in Newton's physics : the science of dynamics in the seventeenth century by Richard S Westfall( Book )

25 editions published between 1971 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion, science, and worldview : essays in honor of Richard S. Westfall( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" This collection of original essays by his former graduate students and colleagues honors Richard S. Westfall, a highly influential scholar in the history of the physical sciences and their relations with religion. The book is divided into three parts that reflect Professor Westfall's scholarly interests and activity: the life, work, and influence of Newton; science and religion; and historiographical and social studies of science. These contributions represent a variety of approaches to the history of science, including the development of scientific ideas per se, the influence of philosophical and religious ideas on the development of science, and the study of science as a social activity. This valuable collection demonstrates the wide scope of Professor Westfall's influence on his students and on the scholarly community as a whole"--Publisher's description
Steps in the scientific tradition; readings in the history of science by Richard S Westfall( Book )

11 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edited but extensive excerpts from original authors, with a bevy of biographical data included. Includes, inter alia, Harvey, Galileo, Newton, Aristotle, Darwin, Lavoisier, Descartes
Newton : texts, backgrounds, commentaries by Isaac Newton( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a comprehensive collection of the life and works of Sir Isaac Newton covering his thoughts on alchemy and theory of matter, theology, mathematics, and other achievements and includes introductory essay, textual annotation, and chronology
Essays on the trial of Galileo by Richard S Westfall( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Isaac Newton : the Gravity of Genius( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the age of 23, he had laid the foundations for calculus, the laws of gravity, motion and inertia, and begun experiments on light. His major work is called 'The Principia'. Isaac Newton has been called the Father of Modern Science. His incredible body of work represents arguably the greatest contribution to science ever made by an individual. But despite living at the vibrant center of an inspired social scene, his personal life was marked by loneliness. Examine the many discoveries and private fears of this remarkable man
Newton and the scientific revolution : an exhibition by Richard S Westfall( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La rivoluzione scientifica del 17. secolo by Richard S Westfall( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in Italian and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La construcción de la ciencia moderna : mecanismos y mecánica by Richard S Westfall( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in 6 languages and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the trial of Galileo by Richard S Westfall( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newton by Richard S Westfall( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in Italian and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern bilimin oluşumu= The construction of modern science by Richard S Westfall( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in Turkish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trial of Galileo : Bellarmino, Galileo, and the clash of two worlds by Richard S Westfall( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of Galileo : the science of waters 1628-1718 by Cesare Maffioli( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of the scientific community in the 16th and 17th centuries by Richard S Westfall( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of biographies on the members of the scientific community during the 16th and 17th centuries, compiled by Richard S. Westfal. Allows users to search the database. Highlights information on categories in birth and death years, father's status and career, nationalities, education, religion, scientific disciplines, means of support, patronage, technological involvement, and scientific societies
 
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The life of Isaac Newton
Alternative Names
Richard S. Westfall Amerikaans historicus (1924-1996)

Richard S. Westfall historiador estadounidense

Richard Westfall

Richard Westfall historien américain

Richard Westfall US-amerikanischer Wissenschaftshistoriker

Westfall, Richard

Westfall, Richard Sam 1924-1996

Westfall, Richard Samuel

Westfall, Richard Samuel 1924-1996

리처드 S. 웨스트폴

웨스트팔, 리차드 S. 1924-1996

웨스트팔, 리차드 샘 1924-1996

웨스트펄, 리처드 S. 1924-1996

웨스트펄, 리처드 샘 1924-1996

웨스트폴, 리처드 S. 1924-1996

웨스트폴, 리처드 샘 1924-1996

ウェストフォール, R. S

ウェストフォール, リチャード S.

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The life of Isaac NewtonThe construction of modern science : mechanisms and mechanicsReligion, science, and worldview : essays in honor of Richard S. WestfallNewton : texts, backgrounds, commentariesLa construcción de la ciencia moderna : mecanismos y mecánica