THE HISTORY OF THE PRIORITY DI?PUTE BETWEEN NEWTON AND LEIBNIZ

THE HISTORY OF THE PRIORITY DI?PUTE BETWEEN NEWTON AND LEIBNIZ

MATHEMATICS IN HISTORY AND CULTURE

175,74 €

  • Editorial: SPRINGER
  • Año de edición:
  • Materia: Medicina. Sanidad
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-72561-1
  • Páginas: 549
  • Idioma: Español

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This book provides a thrilling history of the famous priority dispute between Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Isaac Newton, presenting the episode for the first time in the context of cultural history. It introduces readers to the background of the dispute, details its escalation, and discusses the aftermath of the big divide, which extended well into rThe Early Challengesnd the story is very intelligibly explained – an approach that offers general readers interested in the history of sciences and mathematics a window into the world of these two giants in their field. u003cbru003eFrom the epilogue to the German edition by Eberhard Knobloch:Thomas Sonar has traced the emergence and the escalation of this conflict, which was heightened by Leibniz’s rejection of Newton’s gravitation theory, in a grandiose, excitingly written monograph. With absolute competence, he also explains the mathematical context so that non-mathematicians will also profit from the book. Quod erat demonstrandum!

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