## 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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Papers connected with the

Papers connected with the

**Principia**. ' A. General ib . IX . B. Lunar Theory 5 X. C. Mathematical Problems 6 XI . Papers relating to the dispute respecting the invention of Fluxions ib . XII . Astronomy 9 XIII . Page vi

Letters from Halley to Newton on the first publication of the •

Letters from Halley to Newton on the first publication of the •

**Principia**' . VII . Letters of Halley to Newton about Comets ' Orbits * VIII . Letters of Halley to Newton and Molyneux , relating to the Chester Mint IX . Page xi

Many of the Mathematical papers contain Newton's preparations for the

Many of the Mathematical papers contain Newton's preparations for the

**Principia**, and notes which spring out of questions that were started by his correspondents . It must be recollected that Newton practically gave up his mathematical ... Page xii

In the

In the

**Principia**he shows that if the moon's orbit be supposed to have no independent eccentricity , its form will be approximately an oval with the earth in the centre , the smaller axis being in the line of syzygies and the larger in ... Page xv

It is well known that in the

It is well known that in the

**Principia**Newton determines the form of the solid of least resistance , thus affording the first example of a class of problems which we now solve by means of the Calculus of Variations .### What people are saying - Write a review

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