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Newton S Gift

Author : David Berlinski
ISBN : 9780684843926
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A portrait of the physicist's life assesses his remarkable accomplishments in the field of science, his rescue of the British mint and its currency, and his intellectual battles with his colleagues.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Mathematical Gift I

Author : Kenji Ueno
ISBN : 0821832824
Genre : Mathematics
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This is the first of three volumes originated from a series of lectures in mathematics given by professors of Kyoto University in Japan for high school students. The main purpose of the lectures was to show the listeners the beauty and liveliness of mathematics using the material that is accessible to people with little preliminary knowledge. The first chapter of the book talks about the geometry and topology of surfaces. Among other topics the authors discuss the Poincare-Hopf theorem about critical points of vector fields on surfaces and the Gauss-Bonnet theorem about the relation between the curvature and topology (Euler characteristics). The second chapter addresses various aspects of the concept of dimension, including the Peano curve and the Poincare approach to dimension. It also discusses the structure of three-dimensional manifolds, proving, in particular, that the three-dimensional sphere is the union of two doughnuts.
Category: Mathematics

Essays On The Context Nature And Influence Of Isaac Newton S Theology

Author : J.E. Force
ISBN : 9789400919440
Genre : Philosophy
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This collection of essays is the fruit of about fifteen years of discussion and research by James Force and me. As I look back on it, our interest and concern with Newton's theological ideas began in 1975 at Washington University in St. Louis. James Force was a graduate student in philosophy and I was a professor there. For a few years before, I had been doing research and writing on Millenarianism and Messianism in the 17th and 18th centuries, touching occasionally on Newton. I had bought a copy of Newton's Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John for a few pounds and, occasionally, read in it. In the Spring of 1975 I was giving a graduate seminar on Millenarian and Messianic ideas in the development of modem philosophy. Force was in the seminar. One day he came very excitedly up to me and said he wanted to write his dissertation on William Whiston. At that point in history, the only thing that came to my mind about Whiston was that he had published a, or the, standard translation of Josephus (which I also happened to have in my library. ) Force told me about the amazing views he had found in Whiston's notes on Josephus and in some of the few writings he could find in St. Louis by, or about, Whiston, who was Newton's successor as Lucasian Professor of mathematics at Cambridge and who wrote inordinately on Millenarian theology.
Category: Philosophy

The Book Of Absolutes

Author : William D. Gairdner
ISBN : 9780773578326
Genre : Philosophy
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Gairdner refutes the popular belief in cultural relativism by showing that there are hundreds of well-established cross-cultural "human universals." He then discusses the many universals found in physics - as well as Einstein's personal regret at how his work was misinterpreted by the public's eagerness to promote relativism. Gairdner also gives a lively account of the many universals of human biology, including the controversial topic of universal gender differences or "brain sex." He then looks at universal concepts of both natural and international law, and ends by discussing language theory. He shows how philosophers from Nietzsche to Derrida have misused linguistic concepts to justify their relativism, even though a sustained and successful effort by serious scientists and philosophers of language has revealed myriad universals of human language, ranging from language acquisition, to word-order, to "Universal Grammar."
Category: Philosophy

2012 The Great Event

Author : Mike Castronova
ISBN : 9781612159713
Genre : Religion
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Is the geometry of the New Jerusalem, the Holy of Holies, and the Tefillin - a paradigm for the geometry of the universe? Is our universe a cube within a larger cube? Will the expansion of the observable universe come to a dramatic end in our lifetime - as depicted in illustrations 8-10 of this book? Was this event foretold in the Book of Revelation? Will the timing of this event coincide with the Maya prophecy of 2012, or Isaac Newton's prediction for the return of Christ in 2060?
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The Books Of Nature And Scripture

Author : J.E. Force
ISBN : 9789401732499
Genre : Social Science
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Dick Popkin and James Force have attended a number of recent conferences where it was apparent that much new and important research was being done in the fields of interpreting Newton's and Spinoza's contributions as biblical scholars and of the relationship between their biblical scholarship and other aspects of their particular philosophies. This collection represents the best current research in this area. It stands alone as the only work to bring together the best current work on these topics. Its primary audience is specialised scholars of the thought of Newton and Spinoza as well as historians of the philosophical ideas of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.
Category: Social Science

Report Of The Commissioners Appointed In Pursuance Of An Act Of Parliament Made And Passed In The 5th And 6th Years Of King William The 4th C 71 Intituled An Act For Appointing Commissioners To Continue The Inquiries Concerning Charities In England And Wales Until The First Day Of March 1837

Author : Great Britain. Commissioners for Inquiring Concerning Charities
ISBN : NYPL:33433066924188
Genre : Charities
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The Goblin S Gift

Author : Conrad Mason
ISBN : 9781448157860
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Joseph Grubb is the newest member of the Demon's Watch. He and his fellow watchmen protect Port Fayt, where humans live in peace alongside trolls, elves and fairies. And now the town needs them more than ever, because the almighty League of the Light has sent an armada to wipe it off the map. Fayt's only hope is to persuade the magical merfolk to fight with them. But the merfolk won't go to war. Not unless their princess is returned to them from the clutches of the most dangerous nine-year-old in the Ebony Ocean. It's up to Joseph and his friend Tabitha to rescue the mermaid princess . . . But a secret from Joseph's past is about to change everything.
Category: Juvenile Fiction