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A Humphrey Newton transcription of an amended version of "De motu corporum", c December 1684

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3965.7: 40-54

Scope and Contents

Humphrey Newton's transcription of Newton's corrected primary autograph (Add. 3965.7: 55-62) amplified by an augmented set of introductory 'Definitions' and by new 'scholia' to Theorum 4 and Problem 5 and further altered and slightly amended by Newton's own hand. According to Whiteside, "By and large these latter changes convert the present text into corresponding portions of [Add. 3965.5]."


  • Creation: c December 1684


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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.


15 folio(s) (ff.15 [folio] paper) : paper

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Existence and Location of Copies

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M.P. VI, 1.1, Appendix I, pp.74-80. This version of "De Motu" first published in full (but interblended the table of contents made by Halley at the head of another version) in A.R. Hall and M.B. Hall, "Unpublished Scientific Papers of Isaac Newton" (Cambridge, 1962,) pp.243-292, including English translation.

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