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The Newtonian revolution : with illustrations of the transformation of scientific ideas, I. Bernard Cohen

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The Newtonian revolution : with illustrations of the transformation of scientific ideas
Title
The Newtonian revolution
Title remainder
with illustrations of the transformation of scientific ideas
Statement of responsibility
I. Bernard Cohen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This volume presents Professor Cohen's original interpretation of the revolution that marked the beginnings of modern science and set Newtonian science as the model for the highest level of achievement in other branches of science. It shows that Newton developed a special kind of relation between abstract mathematical constructs and the physical systems that we observe in the world around us by means of experiment and critical observation. The heart of the radical Newtonian style is the construction on the mind of a mathematical system that has some features in common with the physical world; this system was then modified when the deductions and conclusions drawn from it are tested against the physical universe. Using this system Newton was able to make his revolutionary innovations in celestial mechanics and, ultimately, create a new physics of central forces and the law of universal gravitation. Building on his analysis of Newton's methodology, Professor Cohen explores the fine structure of revolutionary change and scientific creativity in general. This is done by developing the concept of scientific change as a series of transformations of existing ideas. It is shown that such transformation is characteristic of many aspects of the sciences and that the concept of scientific change by transformation suggests a new way of examining the very nature of scientific creativity
Cataloging source
DLC
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1914-2003
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Cohen, I. Bernard
Dewey number
509
Index
index present
LC call number
QC7
LC item number
.C66
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
BB2515
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  • Newton, Isaac
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Physique
  • Sciences
  • Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica (Newton)
  • Invloed
  • Natuurkunde
  • Sciences
  • Philosophie des sciences
Label
The Newtonian revolution : with illustrations of the transformation of scientific ideas, I. Bernard Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [361]-395
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The Newtonian revolution and the Newtonian style. 1. The Newtonian revolution in science -- 2. Revolution in science and the Newtonian revolution as historical concepts -- 3. The Newtonian revolution and the Newtonian style -- pt. II. Transformations of scientific ideas. 4. The transformation of scientific ideas -- 5. Newton and Kepler's laws: stages of transformation leading toward universal gravitation
Control code
5170335
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 404 pages
Isbn
9780521229647
Lccn
79018637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)72169
Label
The Newtonian revolution : with illustrations of the transformation of scientific ideas, I. Bernard Cohen
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [361]-395
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The Newtonian revolution and the Newtonian style. 1. The Newtonian revolution in science -- 2. Revolution in science and the Newtonian revolution as historical concepts -- 3. The Newtonian revolution and the Newtonian style -- pt. II. Transformations of scientific ideas. 4. The transformation of scientific ideas -- 5. Newton and Kepler's laws: stages of transformation leading toward universal gravitation
Control code
5170335
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 404 pages
Isbn
9780521229647
Lccn
79018637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)72169

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