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A fragment in which Fluxions are employed in finding the Centripetal force in an Orbit, c 1690

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3965.2: 5-6

Scope and Contents

Continued on Add. 3965.2: 4v.


  • Creation: c 1690


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From the Fonds:

Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.


2 folio(s) (ff.2 [folio] paper) : paper

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Copies

Add.3965.Sec2.f5,r.tif Add.3965.Sec2.f5,v.tif Add.3965.Sec2.f6,r.tif Add.3965.Sec2.f6,v.tif


Discussed, transcribed and [in the case of 5r] reproduced in facsimile M.P. VI, 3.2, pp.589-593; 596-599. See also W.W. Rouse Ball, 'A Newtonian Fragment relating to Centripetal Forces', Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, 23, 1892: 226-231; A.R. and M.B. Hall, Unpublished Scientific Papers of Isaac Newton (Cambridge, 1962,) pp.13-14, 65-68.

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