The History of the Priority Di∫pute between Newton and Leibniz

Mathematics in History and Culture

Authors: Sonar, Thomas

  • ​A thorough description of the priority dispute AND the mathematics of Newton and Leibniz
  • Many figures and pictures
  • Description of the cultural and historical background
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This book provides a thrilling history of the famous priority dispute between Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Isaac Newton, presenting the episode for the first time in the context of cultural history. It introduces readers to the background of the dispute, details its escalation, and discusses the aftermath of the big divide, which extended well into rThe Early Challengesnd the story is very intelligibly explained – an approach that offers general readers interested in the history of sciences and mathematics a window into the world of these two giants in their field. 
From the epilogue to the German edition by Eberhard Knobloch:Thomas Sonar has traced the emergence and the escalation of this conflict, which was heightened by Leibniz’s rejection of Newton’s gravitation theory, in a grandiose, excitingly written monograph. With absolute competence, he also explains the mathematical context so that non-mathematicians will also profit from the book. Quod erat demonstrandum!

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The History of the Priority Di∫pute between Newton and Leibniz
Book Subtitle
Mathematics in History and Culture
Authors
Translated by
Morton, K.W., Patricia, M.
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72563-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72563-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72561-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 549
Number of Illustrations and Tables
34 b/w illustrations, 225 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Original German edition published by Springer Verlag, Berlin, 2016
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