The History of the Priority Di pute between Newton and Leibniz: Mathematics in History and Culture (Hardback)
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The History of the Priority Di pute between Newton and Leibniz: Mathematics in History and Culture (Hardback)

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Hardback 549 Pages / Published: 27/04/2018
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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.
From 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!

Publisher: Birkhauser
ISBN: 9783319725611
Number of pages: 549
Weight: 1292 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2018


MEDIA REVIEWS

"The author's style of writing is vivid, interesting and accessible. Other good features of the book include numerous photographs and illustrations (many in color), and an extensive ten-page, small print, list of references. ... I look forward to the publication of other books in this series. ... It belongs on the shelf of anybody interested in the history of calculus, and it certainly belongs in any good university library." (Mark Hunacek, MAA Reviews, June, 2018)


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