Motte, Andrew 1734
Overview
Works:  58 works in 262 publications in 2 languages and 5,691 library holdings 

Genres:  Dictionaries Juvenile works Criticism, interpretation, etc History Art Artists' books Encyclopedias Fantasy fiction Biography Fiction 
Roles:  Translator, Author, tra 
Classifications:  QA803, 531 
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Most widely held works about
Andrew Motte
 Pemberton's translation of Newton's Principia, with notes on Motte's translation by I. Bernard Cohen( Book )
Most widely held works by
Andrew Motte
Mathematical principles of natural philosophy ; and, Optics by
Isaac Newton(
Book
)
107 editions published between 1931 and 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 3,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Motion of Bodies, The System of the World; Optics; treatise of Light
107 editions published between 1931 and 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 3,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Motion of Bodies, The System of the World; Optics; treatise of Light
Prefaces and prologues to famous books, with introductions, notes and illustrations by
Charles W Eliot(
Book
)
8 editions published between 1910 and 2004 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prefaces, mainly from English works, from Caxton to H.A. Taine
8 editions published between 1910 and 2004 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prefaces, mainly from English works, from Caxton to H.A. Taine
Newton's Principia. The mathematical principles of natural philosophy by
Isaac Newton(
Book
)
14 editions published between 1846 and 2008 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published between 1846 and 2008 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mathematical principles of natural philosophy by
Isaac Newton(
Book
)
20 editions published between 1729 and 2003 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematical principles of natural philosophy
20 editions published between 1729 and 2003 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematical principles of natural philosophy
A treatise of the mechanical powers : wherein the laws of motion, and the properties of those powers are explained and demonstrated
in an easie and familiar method : being the substance of certain discourses delivered at the geometrylecture at GreshamCollege by
Andrew Motte(
Book
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33 editions published between 1727 and 2005 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
33 editions published between 1727 and 2005 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mathematical principles of natural philosophy by
Isaac Newton(
Book
)
4 editions published in 1803 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1803 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mathematical principles of natural philosophy by
Isaac Newton(
Book
)
3 editions published in 1803 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1803 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mathematical principles of natural philosophy by
Isaac Newton(
Book
)
2 editions published in 1819 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1819 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir Isaac Newton's Mathematical principles of natural philosophy : selections by
Isaac Newton(
Book
)
2 editions published between 1934 and 1951 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published between 1934 and 1951 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Principia by
Isaac Newton(
Book
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4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Newton's Principia: The Central Argument makes the great adventure of Principia available not only to modern scholars of history of science, but also to nonspecialist undergraduate students of humanities. It moves carefully from Newton's definitions and axioms through the essential propositions, as Newton himself identified them, to the establishment of universal gravitation and elliptical orbits. The guidebook unfolds what is implicit in Newton's words as he himself would have filled in the steps and completes the argument in ways that are authentic and not anachronistic, exactly following Newton's thinking rather than substituting tools of modern calculus or the formulations of modern physics. It is Newton in his own terms, allowing students to reconstruct Newton's propositions authentically. It is not a commentary or a presentation of Newton's propositions as they might appear in a modern textbook. Rather, this guidebook unfolds what is implicit in Newton's words as he would have filled in the steps, while completing the argument in ways that are not anachronistic. Newton's Principia: The Central Argument presents Newton's original text (the selections newly translated for this edition), offers notes and questions for pondering, and then expands Newton's sketched proofs step by step. Following his original proofs exactly eliminates the common confusions and misinterpretations of what Newton assumed and what he proved in the course of the development of his great work. Densmore's painstaking reconstruction of Newton's original thought processes makes this work a significant contribution to Newtonian scholarship. Most works of Newtonian scholarship from his time through the present have bypassed the difficulty of true reconstruction by translating Newton's proofs into algebra and modern calculus. This misses the essence of Newton's masterpiece (he deliberately chose not to use algebra or calculus) and sometimes leads to outright mistakes. Readers and scholars who want to know what Newton really said, as opposed to how one might prove the same things in a different way, will find the full proofs nowhere else.from publisher description
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Newton's Principia: The Central Argument makes the great adventure of Principia available not only to modern scholars of history of science, but also to nonspecialist undergraduate students of humanities. It moves carefully from Newton's definitions and axioms through the essential propositions, as Newton himself identified them, to the establishment of universal gravitation and elliptical orbits. The guidebook unfolds what is implicit in Newton's words as he himself would have filled in the steps and completes the argument in ways that are authentic and not anachronistic, exactly following Newton's thinking rather than substituting tools of modern calculus or the formulations of modern physics. It is Newton in his own terms, allowing students to reconstruct Newton's propositions authentically. It is not a commentary or a presentation of Newton's propositions as they might appear in a modern textbook. Rather, this guidebook unfolds what is implicit in Newton's words as he would have filled in the steps, while completing the argument in ways that are not anachronistic. Newton's Principia: The Central Argument presents Newton's original text (the selections newly translated for this edition), offers notes and questions for pondering, and then expands Newton's sketched proofs step by step. Following his original proofs exactly eliminates the common confusions and misinterpretations of what Newton assumed and what he proved in the course of the development of his great work. Densmore's painstaking reconstruction of Newton's original thought processes makes this work a significant contribution to Newtonian scholarship. Most works of Newtonian scholarship from his time through the present have bypassed the difficulty of true reconstruction by translating Newton's proofs into algebra and modern calculus. This misses the essence of Newton's masterpiece (he deliberately chose not to use algebra or calculus) and sometimes leads to outright mistakes. Readers and scholars who want to know what Newton really said, as opposed to how one might prove the same things in a different way, will find the full proofs nowhere else.from publisher description
A new universal etymological English dictionary: containing not only explanations of the words in the English language ...
but also their etymologies from the ancient and modern languages: and accents directing to their proper pronunciation; shewing
both the orthography and orthoepia of the English tongue by
Joseph Nicoll Scott(
Book
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1 edition published in 1772 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1772 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mathematical principles of natural philosophy by
Isaac Newton(
Book
)
4 editions published between 1729 and 1968 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published between 1729 and 1968 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oration on the dignity of man / selections / Newton by
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola(
Book
)
1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spectacle de la nature: or, Nature display'd. : Being discourses on such particulars of natural history as were thought most
proper to excite the curiosity, and form the minds of youth. Illustrated with copper plates. by
Noël Antoine Pluche(
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2 editions published in 1735 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1735 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Isaac Newton's Mathematical principles of natural philosophy and his system of the world by Isaac Newton(
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5 editions published between 1947 and 1962 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published between 1947 and 1962 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Great books of the western world Mathematical principles of natural philosophy ; Optics / by Isaac Newton ; [transl. by Andrew
Motte ; revised by Florian Cajori] : [Suivi de] ; Treatise on light by
Isaac Newton(
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1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The gardeners dictionary : containing the methods of cultivating and improving the kitchen, fruit and flower garden, as also
the physick garden, wilderness, conservatory, and vineyard by
Philip Miller(
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2 editions published in 1731 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1731 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir Isaac Newton's mathematical principles of natural philosophy and his system of the world vols. 1 & 2 by
Isaac Newton(
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2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mathematical principles of natural philosophy by
Isaac Newton(
Book
)
2 editions published in 1803 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
2 editions published in 1803 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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 Newton, Isaac 16421727 Author
 Cajori, Florian 18591930 Translator Editor
 Thompson, Silvanus P. (Silvanus Phillips) 18511916 Translator
 Crawford, R. T. (Russell Tracy) 1876 Editor
 Wordsworth, William 17701850
 Johnson, Samuel 17091784
 Copernicus, Nicolaus 14731543
 Caxton, William approximately 14221491 or 1492
 Heminge, John approximately 15561630
 Whitman, Walt 18191892
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