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Westfall, Richard S.

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The life of Isaac Newton by Richard S Westfall( )

68 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,794 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
Never at rest : a biography of Isaac Newton by Richard S Westfall( Book )

57 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 2,738 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
Science and religion in seventeenth-century England by Richard S Westfall( Book )

40 editions published between 1958 and 1973 in English and Italian and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

47 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This introduction to the history of science in the seventeenth century examines the so-called "scientific revolution" in terms of the interplay between two major themes. The Platonic-Pythagorean tradition looked on nature in geometric terms with the conviction that the cosmos was constructed according to the principles of mathematical order, while the mechanical philosophy conceived of nature as a huge machine and sought to explain the hidden mechanisms behind phenomena. Pursuing different goals, these two movements of thought tended to conflict with each other, and more than the obviously mathematical sciences were affected - the influence spread as far as chemistry and the life sciences. As this book demonstrates, the full fruition of the scientific revolution required a resolution of the tension between the two dominant trends. -- from back cover
Foundations of scientific method : the nineteenth century( Book )

22 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in English and held by 861 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 564 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 541 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 )

10 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 455 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
Essays on the trial of Galileo by Richard S Westfall( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Sir Isaac Newton : the Gravity of Genius( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 212 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
Isaac Newton by Richard S Westfall( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From William Shakespeare to Winston Churchill, the "Very Interesting People" series provides biographies of Britain's fascinating historical figures - people whose influence and importance have stood the test of time. Part of this series, this title talks about Isaac Newton
Newton : 1642-1727 by Richard S Westfall( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in French and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une biographie qui met l'accent sur l'activité scientifique de Newton : elle éclaire en outre les controverses avec l'astronome Flamsteed, et surtout la dispute avec Leibniz, qui dura vingt ans, sur la primauté concernant le calcul infinitésimal
Newton and the scientific revolution : an exhibition by Richard S Westfall( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in 6 languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in Italian and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newton by Richard S Westfall( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in Italian and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in Turkish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This catalog is a collection of 631 detailed biographies on members of the scientific community during the 16th and 17th centuries with vital facts about each individual and their contributions to science ... All individuals in the catalog are systematically described by ten categories using twenty searchable fields"--Main screen
 
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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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Never at rest : a biography of Isaac NewtonThe construction of modern science : mechanisms and mechanicsReligion, science, and worldview : essays in honor of Richard S. WestfallNewton : texts, backgrounds, commentariesIsaac NewtonLa construcción de la ciencia moderna : mecanismos y mecánica