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.

Proofs and Contexts: the Debate between Bernoulli and Newton on the Mathematics of Central Force Motion / N. GUICCIARDINI CORSI SALVIATI (TRENDS IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE). - In: A Delicate Balance: Global Perspectives on Innovation and Tradition in the History of Mathematics : A Festschrift in Honor of Joseph W. Dauben / [a cura di] D.E. Rowe, W.-S. Horng. - [s.l] : Birkhäuser, 2015. - ISBN 9783319120294. - pp. 67-102 [10.1007/978-3-319-12030-0_4]

Proofs and Contexts: the Debate between Bernoulli and Newton on the Mathematics of Central Force Motion

N. GUICCIARDINI CORSI SALVIATI
2015

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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.
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