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The Resource Seduced by logic : Émilie du Châtelet, Mary Somerville, and the Newtonian revolution, Robyn Arianrhod

Seduced by logic : Émilie du Châtelet, Mary Somerville, and the Newtonian revolution, Robyn Arianrhod

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Seduced by logic : Émilie du Châtelet, Mary Somerville, and the Newtonian revolution
Title
Seduced by logic
Title remainder
Émilie du Châtelet, Mary Somerville, and the Newtonian revolution
Statement of responsibility
Robyn Arianrhod
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Du Chatelet translated Newton's Principia into French (it is still the accepted translation), and Somerville (100 years later) translated LaPlace's Celestial mechanics into English, where her translation served as an advanced textbook for many years
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10005699
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 510.92
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Emilie du Chatelet, Mary Somerville, and the Newtonian revolution
Label
Seduced by logic : Émilie du Châtelet, Mary Somerville, and the Newtonian revolution, Robyn Arianrhod
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Madame Newton de Châtelet -- Creating the theory of gravity : the Newtonian controversy -- Learning mathematics and fighting for freedom -- Émilie and Voltaire's Academy of Free Thought -- Testing Newton : the 'New Argonauts' -- The danger in Newton : life, love and politics -- The nature of light : Émilie takes on Newton -- Searching for 'energy' : Émilie discovers Leibniz -- Mathematics and free will -- The re-emergence of Madame Newton du Châtelet -- Love letters to Saint-Lambert -- Mourning Émilie -- Mary Fairfax Somerville -- The long road to fame -- Mechanism of the Heavens -- Mary's second book : popular science in the nineteenth century -- Finding light waves : the 'Newtonian Revolution' comes of age -- Mary Somerville : a fortunate life -- Epilogue : declaring a point of view
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780199931613
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2012006294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)781848438
  • 1/603063
  • OCoLC
Label
Seduced by logic : Émilie du Châtelet, Mary Somerville, and the Newtonian revolution, Robyn Arianrhod
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Madame Newton de Châtelet -- Creating the theory of gravity : the Newtonian controversy -- Learning mathematics and fighting for freedom -- Émilie and Voltaire's Academy of Free Thought -- Testing Newton : the 'New Argonauts' -- The danger in Newton : life, love and politics -- The nature of light : Émilie takes on Newton -- Searching for 'energy' : Émilie discovers Leibniz -- Mathematics and free will -- The re-emergence of Madame Newton du Châtelet -- Love letters to Saint-Lambert -- Mourning Émilie -- Mary Fairfax Somerville -- The long road to fame -- Mechanism of the Heavens -- Mary's second book : popular science in the nineteenth century -- Finding light waves : the 'Newtonian Revolution' comes of age -- Mary Somerville : a fortunate life -- Epilogue : declaring a point of view
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780199931613
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2012006294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)781848438
  • 1/603063
  • OCoLC

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