## 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

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 stated by Newton himself that the Lunar Theory as given in his Principia is ... Page xv

It is well known that in the Principia Newton determines the form of the solid of least

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 . Page xxi

These relate to I. The form of the Solid of Least

These relate to I. The form of the Solid of Least

**Resistance**. Principia , Lib . II . Prop . 35 , Schol . II . A List of Propositions in the Lunar Theory intended to be inserted in a second edition of the Principia . III . Page xxii

... the summ of the

... the summ of the

**resistances**of the two surfaces generated by the infinitely little lines Gg , Nn shall be least when gG ? is to nN ! as BGx Bb to MN x Mm . For the**resistances**of the surfaces generated by the revolution BG MN of Gg ... Page xxiii

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

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 BG and CD , then the**resistance**of the two narrow annular surfaces generated ...### What people are saying - Write a review

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