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Title Newton's dream / edited by Marcia Sweet Stayer ; consulting editor, Boris Castel.

Imprint Kingston, Ont. : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1988.

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Description 1 online resource (135 pages) : illustrations
Note Based on lectures and papers given at a conference held at Queen's University, in 1987, and celebrating the tercentenary of the publication of Newton's Principia Mathematica--Cf. pref.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary In 1687, Isaac Newton published "Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica" (the "Principia") a work which represents the greatest single advance in the history of science and human thought. In 1987, Queen's University, the Royal Military College of Canada, and the Royal Society of Canada sponsored a series of public lectures and seminars to celebrate the tercentenary of the publication of the "Principia."
Contents ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Preface""; ""Newton and the Scientific Revolution""; ""Science, Rationality, and Newton""; ""Newton and Adam Smith""; ""Isaac Newton, Explorer of the Real World""; ""From White Dwarfs to Black Holes: The History of a Revolutionary Idea""; ""The Newtonian Contribution to Our Understanding of the Computer""; ""Newton's Dream""; ""Symmetry in Art and Nature""; ""Contributors""; ""Organizing Committee""
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Subject Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727 -- Knowledge -- Science -- Congresses.
Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727. Principia -- Congresses.
Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727.
Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727 -- Et les sciences -- Congrès.
Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727. Principia -- Congrès.
Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727.
Principia (Newton, Isaac)
Science -- History -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Added Author Stayer, Marcia Sweet, 1935- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Newton's dream. [Canada] : Published for Queen's quarterly by McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1988 0773506896 (DLC) 89121159 (OCoLC)24142764
ISBN 9780773561939 (electronic bk.)
0773561935 (electronic bk.)