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Treatise Against an Opponent of Newton

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8874

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A defence of Sir Isaac Newton against the attack of George Gordon, made in Gordon's Remarks on the Newtonian philosophy, as propos'd by Sir Isaac Newton, in his Principia naturalis, and by Dr. Gregory, in his Principia astronomiae physicae (London, 1719). The treatise (47 pages) contains an examination of several of Newton's propositions, and Gordon's contradictions, with regard to centripetal forces, friction, projectile motion and gravity.


  • Creation: 1720 (circa)

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Purchased 1991

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