In this essay I analyze the solutions given by Isaac Newton and Johann Bernoulli to a well-posed mathematical problem known in the eighteenth century as the ‘inverse problem of central forces’. This work prompted polemical exchanges between two rival groups: the first, whose leader was Newton, was based in Oxford, Cambridge, and London; the second, whose leading representatives were Leibniz and Bernoulli, was scattered througout Europe, though centered in Basel and Paris.
|Titolo:||Proofs and Contexts: the Debate between Bernoulli and Newton on the Mathematics of Central Force Motion|
|Parole Chiave:||Polemical Exchange|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MAT/04 - Matematiche Complementari|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-12030-0_4|
|Tipologia:||Book Part (author)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in volume|