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Modern light on ancient feud: Robert Hooke and Newton's graphical method

@inproceedings{Chin2020ModernLO,
  title={Modern light on ancient feud: Robert Hooke and Newton's graphical method},
  author={S. Chin},
  year={2020}
}
The feud between Robert Hooke and Isaac Newton has remained ongoing even after 300 years, over whether Newton should have acknowledged Hooke’s influence on his graphical method of constructing planet orbits, the celebrated Proposition 1, Theorem 1 of the Principia. The drama has escalated in recent decades, with a claim that Hooke may have used the same method and obtained an elliptical orbit for a linear force, a feat that some considered Newton never did for the inverse-square force. Modern… Expand

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