## A Catalogue of the Portsmouth Collection of Books and Papers Written by Or Belonging to Sir Isaac Newton: The Scientific Portion of which Has Been Presented by the Earl of Portsmouth to the University of Cambridge |

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1st , the Lunar Theory , 2nd , the Theory of Atmospheric Refraction , and 3rd , the

Determination of the Form of the Solid of Least

by Newton himself that the Lunar Theory as given in his Principia is a mere ...

1st , the Lunar Theory , 2nd , the Theory of Atmospheric Refraction , and 3rd , the

Determination of the Form of the Solid of Least

**Resistance**. It is expressly statedby Newton himself that the Lunar Theory as given in his Principia is a mere ...

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... the apparent zenith distance . It is well known that in the Principia Newton

determines the form of the solid of least

example of a class of problems which we now solve by means of the Calculus of

Variations .

... the apparent zenith distance . It is well known that in the Principia Newton

determines the form of the solid of least

**resistance**, thus affording the firstexample of a class of problems which we now solve by means of the Calculus of

Variations .

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It may be interesting to give a few extracts from the Newton papers on some of

the subjects which have been referred to in the above Preface . These relate to I .

The form of the Solid of Least

It may be interesting to give a few extracts from the Newton papers on some of

the subjects which have been referred to in the above Preface . These relate to I .

The form of the Solid of Least

**Resistance**. Principia , Lib . II . Prop . 35 , Schol . II . Page xxiii

If the curve line DnNgG be such that the surface of the solid generated by its

revolution feels the least

and CD , then the

...

If the curve line DnNgG be such that the surface of the solid generated by its

revolution feels the least

**resistance**of any solid with the same top and bottom BGand CD , then the

**resistance**of the two narrow annular surfaces generated by the...

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s deductions ; chiefly rough notes . 11 . Revision of the Principia . Notes relating

to CATALOGUE OF NEWTON PAPERS . Miscellaneous Mathematical subjects.

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**Resistance**of fluids ; account of Hauksbee ' s experiments , with Newton 's deductions ; chiefly rough notes . 11 . Revision of the Principia . Notes relating

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