Philosophię Newtonianę Institutiones : In Usus Academicos

S Gravesande, G. [Willem] J. [Jacob]

Published by Lugduni Batavorum Apud Petrum Vander Aa, 1723
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Title Page, (16), 413 Pp, + 15 Pp Catalogus Librorum Folowed By 17 Folding Plates At End, Each With Many Figures. Full Vellum, Early 18Th Century, Possibly Original, Blindstamped Design At Center Of Covers, Spine Stamped In Gilt. , Hand Marbled Papers On Pastedowns, All Edges Colored Red. Text Block 17.5 Cm Tall. Latin Exposition Of Newtonian Philosophy, Addressed To Students. A Very Nice Example In Original Vellum, Light Wear At Spine Ends, A Few Tiny Holes In Bottom Spine Edge Of Rear Cover And In Gutter Edge At Bottom Of Plates 16 And 17, Not Affecting Text Or Illustrations. Red Color Of Edges Of Page Blocks Is Almost Entirely Unfaded And Still Shiny. No Marks Or Bookplates. Willem Jacob 'S Gravesande (26 September 1688 ? 28 February 1742) Was A Dutch Lawyer And Natural Philosopher, Chiefly Remembered For Developing Experimental Demonstrations Of The Laws Of Classical Mechanics. As Professor Of Mathematics, Astronomy, And Philosophy At Leiden University, He Helped To Propagate Isaac Newton's Ideas In Continental Europe. In 1715, 'S Gravesande Visited London As Part Of A Dutch Delegation Sent To Welcome The Hanoverian Succession In Great Britain. In London, 'S Gravesande Met Both King George I And Isaac Newton, And Was Elected A Fellow Of The Royal Society.In 1717 He Became Professor Of Mathematics And Astronomy In Leiden. From That Position, He Was Instrumental In Introducing Newton's Work To The Netherlands. 'S Gravesande's Main Scientific Work Is Physices Elementa Mathematica, Experimentis Confirmata, Sive Introductio Ad Philosophiam Newtonianam ("Mathematical Elements Of Natural Philosophy, Confirmed By Experiments; Or, An Introduction To Newtonian Philosophy"), Published In Leiden In 1720. In That Book, He Laid The Foundations For The Teaching Of Newtonian Mechanics Through Experimental Demonstrations. He Presented His Work Before Audiences That Included Voltaire And Albrecht Von Haller. The Book Was Soon Translated Into English By John Theophilus Desaguliers, Curator Of Experiments For The Royal Society. In 1722 He Published The Results Of A Series Of Experiments In Which Brass Balls Were Dropped From Varying Heights Onto A Soft Clay Surface. He Found That A Ball With Twice The Speed Of Another Would Leave An Indentation Four Times As Deep, From Which He Concluded That The Correct Expression For The "Live Force" Of A Body In Motion (What Is Modernly Called Its "Kinetic Energy") Is Proportional To Its Mass And The Square Of Its Velocity. Bookseller Inventory # 030380

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Title: Philosophię Newtonianę Institutiones : In ...

Publisher: Lugduni Batavorum Apud Petrum Vander Aa

Publication Date: 1723

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Seventeen Folding Plates

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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