The Achievement of Newtonian Science, As Seen From Its Peak

Tilton, Sarah L.


  • The purpose of this essay is to answer two questions. First, how did those writing in the 19th century understand the achievements of Newtonian science? Second, how do their accounts measure up against what Newton actually did in the Principia and what actually happened in the post-Newton research period? In particular, I focus on those writing at the peak of Newtonian science before it came ... read more
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