Newton's Early Thoughts on Planetary Motion: A Fresh Look

@article{Whiteside1964NewtonsET,
  title={Newton's Early Thoughts on Planetary Motion: A Fresh Look},
  author={D. T. Whiteside},
  journal={The British Journal for the History of Science},
  year={1964},
  volume={2},
  pages={117-137}
}
  • D. T. Whiteside
  • Published 1964
  • Sociology
  • The British Journal for the History of Science
The conventional view of the prehistory of Newton's synthesis in the Principia of his predecessors' work in planetary theory and terrestrial gravitation is still not seriously changed from that which Newton himself chose to impose on his contemporaries at the end of his life. In his own words: ‘… the same year ‘1666’ I began to think of gravity extending to y e orb of the Moon & having found out how to estimate the force w th w ch [a] globe revolving within a sphere presses the surface of the… Expand
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